On the face of it, Tomb Raider isn’t groundbreaking stuff. It’s a competent, enjoyable enough blockbuster, but still hasn’t got anything on the likes of Indiana Jones. Still, this is the first time a movie based on a video game hasn’t been flat out bad – so perhaps there’s more to praise here than you may think.
Lady Bird certainly deserved each of its five nominations. With a witty, funny script, Gerwig delivers an impressive directorial debut with excellent performances from Metcalf and Ronan. A hilarious and touching coming-of-age film, ripe with nostalgia, laughs, self-discovery and great characters.
An intricate, well-told story with some decent performances and an enjoyably bleak atmosphere can’t save a slightly underwhelming spy film, with some pointless scenes, superficial characterisation and a slow-moving plot. Le Carré can rest easy.
It’s that time of the year again; a time when several critically acclaimed films are all in the cinema at once and the Academy Awards is a popular watercooler topic. It’s an exciting time for anyone interested in moves; a chance to celebrate recent works of art and achievements in the film business; even an […]