Month: October 2019

Ready or Not destined to be a cult classic

Ready or Not destined to be a cult classic

Ready or Not is a wild, entertaining, and fairly gruesome ride from beginning to end. Take a tight script written by Gary Busick and Ryan Murphy, along with slick direction by Matt Bettinelli-Olphin and Tyler Gillett, add beautiful production design and lighting, a star turn by Samara Weaving and an excellent supporting cast, and you…

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Timothée Chalamet is The King

Timothée Chalamet is The King

The King is David Michôd and Joel Edgerton’s reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and V, combined with additional historical detail and told with a modern eye to story-telling. This is not an updated Shakespeare, it’s quite a different beast, but with Shakespearian roots. The story starts with young Prince Hal (Timothée Chalamet), living whatever passed…

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Joker is no joke, it’s a film for our time

Joker is no joke, it’s a film for our time

When a movie about an iconic comic book villain wins the Golden Lion, the biggest prize at the Venice Film Festival, you can expect it’s not a garden variety super hero movie, and Joker is certainly no standard movie. Not in any category. People have different tastes, and read things in different ways, but I’m…

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