21 Jan 2020
Film Reviews

REVIEW: Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Following the recent trend of rebooting or continuing classic franchises with women-led casts, such as in Ghostbusters (2016) and Ocean’s 8 (2018), Charlie’s Angels is the latest series to undergo a makeover. Unlike the others, it has always been led by women. But with a…

Film Reviews, LFF 2019

LFF 2019: Vivarium

From the moment that Vivarium’s opening bright red credits flash onto the screen à la Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, you know you’re in for a wild, unpredictable ride. When young couple Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) arrive at an estate agency looking to…

Film Reviews, LFF 2019

LFF 2019: The Report

In December 2014, 525 pages of a 6,725-page report on the CIA’s post-9/11 use of torture on terror suspects were released. The rest of the original, unredacted report remains classified, but Scott Z. Burns’ political docudrama The Report sheds light on the investigation, spearheaded by…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Goldfinch (2019)

Adapting an almost 800-page book for the big screen screams ‘ambition’ more than anything. Sure enough, John Crowley’s adaptation of Donna Tartt’s 2013 novel The Goldfinch is nothing if not ambitious. The film opens on a grown-up Theo Decker (Ansel Elgort) contemplating suicide. His mother…

Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: The Current War (2019)

A century before ‘AC/DC’ became the moniker of a certain Australian rock band, the acronym was synonymous with American pioneers George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison and their conflicting ideas for electricity distribution. While the former was keen to explore the potential of high voltage alternating…