My latest REVIEW for Flickering Myth.
WTM?’s 10 favourite films of 2017
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REVIEW: Hostiles (2018)
As Bale gets gritty in Scott Cooper's Western, his performance soars.
17 in ’17: WTM?’s 17 best movie scenes in 2017
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REVIEW: Mountain (2017)
Set to Richard Tognetti’s Australian Chamber Orchestra, this Willem Dafoe-narrated documentary explores man’s fascination with mountains.
REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
As Supreme Leader Snoke’s (Serkis) First Order closes in on the Resistance, led by General Leigh (Fisher), a group of plucky fighters – including Finn (Boyega) and pilot Poe Dameron (Isaac) – embark on a daring mission. Meanwhile, Rey (Ridley) attempts to enlist the aid of a certain Luke Skywalker (Hamill), and finds herself locked in a strange bond with a fierce adversary.
REVIEW: Good Time (2017)
When a botched bank robbery lands his mentally challenged younger brother Nick (Safdie) in jail, Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Pattinson) scours the New York night-time underworld in a dangerous, desperate bid to free him.
REVIEW: Happy End (2017)
When her mother is hospitalised after being found unconscious under rather suspicious circumstances, 13-year old Eve Laurent (Harduin) is sent away to Calais to live with her father Thomas (Kassovitz) – a home also shared with rest of the Laurent clan, including sister Anne (Huppert) and elderly father Georges (Trintignant).
REVIEW: Mudbound (2017)
Against the backdrop of rural Jim Crow America, two families – one black, one white – struggle with the hardships of making a living off the land. When members of each family return home after serving in WWII, there is elation, depression, forbidden friendship, and racial friction afoot.
REVIEW: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
When a seedy gangster, well trained in the art of enemy making, is murdered aboard the titular train, each one of the carriage’s array of first-class passengers is a suspect. It’s up to world famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) and his world class moustache to solve the mystery.