Thursday, September 23, 2021

Peter Bradshaw

Free Guy review – Ryan Reynolds bounces through fun videogame existential crisis

MoviesFree Guy review – Ryan Reynolds bounces through fun videogame existential crisisA non-player character evolves into a sentient AI in a cheerfully silly riff on The Truman Show, with Taika Waititi and Jodie Comer Peter [email protected] 5 Aug...

The Velvet Underground review – Todd Haynes doc gets under the art-rockers’ skin

Cannes 2021The Velvet Underground review – Todd Haynes doc gets under the art-rockers’ skinWith insights by the band’s former members and friends, this film takes its job seriously – even if it shies away from discordant notes Peter [email protected]

Circumstantial Pleasures review – watchable weirdness and Covid prophecy

Lewis Klahr is an American artist, collagist and animator who here presents a watchably weird curation of six short pieces made between 2013 and 2019. He’s cutting and pasting images from magazines and comic-books that float, bounce and pinball...

From Bend It Like Beckham to Diego Maradona: the best films about football

Bend It Like Beckham 2002Gurinder Chadha’s feelgood comedy was really the first film to get the hang of how to show football action on screen with loose-limbed energy and fun. Keira Knightley made her breakthrough as the up-and-coming footballing...

Mandabi review – Ousmane Sembène classic about colonialism resonates today

Ousmane Sembène, the “father of African cinema”, tells a tale of Jonsonian bleakness about human nature with his 1968 film Mandabi, or The Money Order, adapted from his own novella and now on rerelease. As with much of the...

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