He’s All That review – Netflix’s dull TikTok teen remake lacks charm | Romance films

[ad_1] For the majority of people too young to remember the premiere of She’s All That in 1999, the main draw of He’s All That, Netflix’s gender-swapped remake of the teen classic, is its casting of the TikTok star Addison Rae. In July 2019, an 18-year-old Rae, given name Addison Rae Easterling, went from freshman … Read more

Souad review – shrewd and poignant study of social media identities | Film

[ad_1] As well as being subtle, tender and sad, this feature from Egyptian director Ayten Amin is one of those rare films which really engages with online existence and social media – yet without needing to flash up tweets and texts as onscreen graphics in the way most movies do. Souad meditates on the mysterious … Read more

Spencer: first poster released for Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana film | Film

[ad_1] A first poster has been released for Spencer, the forthcoming film about three days in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, starring Kristen Stewart and directed by Pablo Larraín. The poster comes a week before the biopic is due to premiere at Venice film festival. The image appears to show Stewart bent double … Read more

Boiling Point review – Stephen Graham bubbles in one-shot restaurant drama | Film

[ad_1] Philip Barantini serves up a single-take headlong nightmare in this drama set in a restaurant, starring the formidable Stephen Graham as an up-and-coming chef called Andy who is running on pure adrenaline, and maybe something more in that water bottle of his. Without any cuts to darkness or a camera flash, Barantini follows the … Read more

Mosquito State review – a torrid, original tone poem to late capitalism | Film

[ad_1] This highly original, visually torrid take on Wall Street and last decade’s global financial crisis celebrates the true masters of the universe: mosquitoes. Richard Boca (Beau Knapp), head analyst for investment firm Abbott Werner, is a gauche social misfit tolerated because he developed the algorithms that keep the company ahead. But, in the autumn … Read more

Hobbled by hype: why are lauded British directors only making one movie? | Film

[ad_1] Prano Bailey-Bond’s debut feature, Censor, came out in the UK last Friday on the back of a huge publicity push and wave of critical acclaim, from five star reviews and magazine covers to tweets from directors such as Edgar Wright and Sean Baker (the latter sporting a Prano Bailey-Bond T-shirt). Set at the height … Read more

The Last Job review – Richard Dreyfuss is a retiree on a rampage in muddled melodrama | Film

[ad_1] The best thing about this crime melodrama is the score, credited to composers Shane Endsley, Ben Wendel and Nate Wood (all part of a jazz group called Kneebody); it is a weird, lilting horn-led underlay to the action, full of keening melodies with an urban, smoky nightclub vibe. It’s a delight – but seems … Read more

Silence is golden: the archives of Charlie Chaplin – in pictures | Film

[ad_1] Production sketch for The Circus from 1928. The production of the film was notoriously difficult as Chaplin’s mother died during the time he was going through a bitter divorce, while tax problems meant that filming was stalled for eight months Photograph: Roy Export Company Establishment [ad_2] Source link

Patsy Kensit: ‘You don’t have to marry all your boyfriends’ | Life and style

[ad_1] We grew up without money: two rooms and an outside loo. I remember shyly cowering behind the coal shed as Mum tried to photograph me, but by the age of four I was playing Mia Farrow’s daughter in The Great Gatsby. I loved the fantasy of acting, the contrast of the worlds in which … Read more