Everything We Know About Joker: Folie à Deux Starring Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix is back as the Joker. The follow-up to his 2019 film is officially titled Joker: Folie à Deux, which means shared madness in French, and is headed to theaters this year. In June 2022, the film’s writer and director Todd Philips posted a photo of the script cover to his Instagram, confirming plans […]

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Madame Web review – did anyone involved in this film actually want to be there?

Dakota Johnson delivers a remarkably disinterested performance as a clairvoyant superhero in this shoddy Spider-Man spin-off. There was a time, not so long ago, when every Hollywood actor – A-Lister or aspiring – wanted to be in a superhero movie. At the height of its success, the genre made superstars out of up-and-coming performers including […]

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This Valentine’s Day, Things Could Get Explicit

This year, Valentine’s Day has an astrological scheduling problem. In addition to winter wardrobe limitations, February 14 arrives in the deep emotional freeze of Aquarius season. The zodiac’s 11th sign is renowned for its laid-back, chill, and carefree detachment. In fact, the only thing that can whip the Water Bearer into a passionate frenzy is […]

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Occupied City review – a staggeringly ambitious feat of emotional stamina

Steven McQueen provides a haunting examination of Amsterdam under Nazi occupation in contrast to its present in his documentary adapted from Bianca Stigter’s book of the same name. Steve McQueen introduced the Cannes Special Screening of his 4.5 hour Holocaust documentary, saying: “It’s about what’s under your bed and on your doorstep.” The British artist-filmmaker […]

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American Fiction review – wry literary satire is a mixed bag

Jeffrey Wright shines in a bold contemporary arts satire that doesn’t quite manage to hit all of its targets. As the old saying goes, there are really no great movies whose title consists of two words, the first of which is “American”. There are some decent ones. There are, in fact, some very decent ones. […]

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