Review: The Laundromat

Director: Steven Soderbergh Stars: Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman Soderbergh is one of those directors whose work ricochets with some volatility, hitting peaks and troughs sometimes within the span of the same year. Yet in spite of this erratic stream of output, its reassuring to have him around. He also keeps threatening retirement. Yet … Continue reading Review: The Laundromat

Review: Hold The Dark

Director: Jeremy Saulnier Stars: Riley Keough, Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård Hold The Dark is the latest feature from a feted indie name to make an unceremonious debut on Netflix. Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin and Green Room both inspected the violent fallout of masculine bravado, and that same toughness recurs here. The world is full of hardships, blood-letting, rape and … Continue reading Review: Hold The Dark

Review: The Good Dinosaur

"A pony!" It's not a pony. "A pony!" It's not a fucking pony. "A green pony, mummy!" It's not a fucking pony. It's a dinosaur. I know you're all of about five, but seriously. You came to see a film about dinosaurs. Called The Good Dinosaur. Get passed the pony idea. How about quietly interacting … Continue reading Review: The Good Dinosaur

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

  With the possible exception of Harmony Korine, Jim Jarmusch is about as hipster as American independent cinema gets. It's a shame that this carries such a negative connotation, as the man has made some great films over his career, yet they have remained doggedly under the radar. Even his breakout 'hits' (Dead Man, Ghost Dog: … Continue reading Review: Only Lovers Left Alive