An image of Austin Butler as Elvis
Film Reviews

REVIEW: Elvis (2022)

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is in the building, but is Austin Butler worth of the rhinestone jumpsuit? Where do you start with Elvis Presley? Do you look at the legions of mourning fans who faithfully make annual trips to Graceland, forty-five years after his death? Do…

An image of Woody and Lightyear in Toy Story 4
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Nobody asked for Toy Story 4 but we cried anyway

Like Lightyear, nobody really asked for Toy Story 4. As a trilogy, the Toy Story canon seemed perfectly complete. Cynics may call the fourth instalment nothing more than a heartless cash grab. After all, what could possibly need to be said or explored after the…

Frenzy at 50: Barabara Leigh-Hunt and Jon Finch in Frenzy
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Frenzy at 50: Misogyny, murder, and morbid curiosity

“I’ve ‘eard he rapes ‘em first.” A salacious statement, breathlessly declared by a Bambi-eyed barmaid in one of the opening scenes of Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy. Just moments prior, we see a crowd gathered round the brownish-grey water of the Thames whilst the naked body of…

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