Review: Judy

Director: Rupert Goold Stars: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Darci Shaw As pandering biopics of singing legends start cluttering award shows, the arrival of Judy seems both fortuitous and unsurprising, but the casual viewer expecting more of the same perhaps ought to be forewarned. Rupert Goold's film - featuring a career-best and maybe the year's best performance … Continue reading Review: Judy

Review: A Star Is Born (2018)

Director: Bradley Cooper Stars: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott Bradley Cooper, the tall, charming, good-looking Hollywood A-lister here directs the fourth or fifth iteration of A Star Is Born to appear over the past 80 years (depending on your count) and the song remains the same. Established male star discovers a poor, undervalued female talent. … Continue reading Review: A Star Is Born (2018)

Review: Frank

I'm sitting here googling Chris Sievey, the musician and comedian made sporadically famous in the UK largely between the '70s and '90s for his creation Frank Sidebottom, feeling as though I'm coming at this knowledge from the wrong end. Having been in my teens in the '90s I have a recollection of Sievey's character, but … Continue reading Review: Frank