Week of   « Prev | Next »

8 articles

Why Suffragette film starring Carey Mulligan is painfully relevant to today, says Caroline Criado-Perez

25 September 2015 8:01 AM, PDT

Do women really deserve the vote? This is not a question that Suffragette, the new film from screenwriter Abi Morgan and director Sarah Gavron, sets out to answer. But, nevertheless, the question – and all the reasons why women shouldn’t be given the franchise – are threaded through the film, set from 1908 to 1913. Women are too hysterical, too over-emotional, too easily distracted by trivialities. They can’t be trusted to exercise their democratic rights with the proper rationality. In any case, aren’t women adequately represented by their fathers, their husbands? Who’s to say women would act in their own best interests, anyway? And let’s not forget the “soft power” women wield, by influencing their powerful men. Isn’t that enough for them? »

Permalink | Report a problem

Life, film review: Anton Corbijn is more interested in James Dean's look than his psychological make-up

24 September 2015 3:54 PM, PDT

Life is a listless biopic that doesn't even try to capture the neurotic intensity of James Dean as a young actor. It tells the story of the 1955 Life magazine photo shoot for which the photographer Dennis Stock shot images of the 24-year-old in New York and then accompanied the star on what turned out to be his last trip home. »

Permalink | Report a problem

Captive, film review: Solid performances but this plays like a Crimewatch reconstruction

24 September 2015 3:44 PM, PDT

There is a moral somewhere in Captive but it is hard to work out what it is. The message seems to be that if you're a meth addict and are held hostage by an escaped killer, you should give him your drugs but not take them yourself – either that or you should read him extracts from The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren, a religious self-help book. »

Permalink | Report a problem

McFarland, film review: Kevin Costner stars in a Disney-made inspirational yarn

24 September 2015 3:35 PM, PDT

This Disney-made sports movie, based on a true story, is one of those wholesome, inspirational yarns in which the underdogs overcome every hurdle placed in front of them. Kevin Costner plays Jim White, a sports coach whose habit of giving underperforming athletes the Fergie treatment costs him his job. (He throws a football shoe, which ricochets over the locker and bloodies one team-member's face.) »

Permalink | Report a problem

Palio, film review: Cosima Spender's fiery show of crazy horses and wild riders

24 September 2015 3:08 PM, PDT

Cosima Spender's wonderfully vivid and fiery film follows a season of the “Palio,” the bareback horse race round the square of Siena, run since medieval times. The director treats her subject matter as if she is making a spaghetti Western or a commedia dell'arte spectacle, not a documentary. It helps that her main protagonists are a colourful and cunning bunch. »

Permalink | Report a problem

99 Homes, film review: No home comforts in grim tale of bankruptcy and broken dreams

24 September 2015 3:02 PM, PDT

Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes is like a cross between The Grapes of Wrath and Glengarry Glen Ross. Set in Florida in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, this is a modern-day morality tale that continually confounds audience expectations. It is about bankruptcy, foreclosures, forced evictions and broken lives. Its characters aren't beleaguered sharecroppers, as in John Steinbeck's novel, but newly homeless middle-class families, preyed on by banks and estate agents. »

Permalink | Report a problem

The first trailer for the Angry Birds movie is here because the world is dark and full of terror

24 September 2015 1:52 AM, PDT

Not content with having made enough money from Angry Birds to demolish its offices and build new fortress-style ones from molten diamonds, game developer Rovio Entertainment has teamed up with Columbia to make a movie based around the popular ‘well there’s nothing else to do on the Tube’ game, and today we got a look at the first trailer. »

Permalink | Report a problem

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow reveals sequel's story inspired by Alan Grant quote from Jurassic Park

22 September 2015 3:33 AM, PDT

After the success of Jurassic World earlier this year, director Colin Trevorrow has become one of the most in demand directors in Hollywood. Before the hit dino-flick, he had only done one full length feature, Safety Not Guaranteed, but nows he’s on track to direct a main Star Wars feature and write the script for the upcoming Jurassic World 2. »

Permalink | Report a problem

8 articles

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners