Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

Angelina wore it better.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug reboots the Tomb Raider series with Alicia Vikander taking over the role from Angelina Jolie. Disclaimer: I never quite got over the new casting, never mind that both are great actresses and Vikander’s Oscar is just as fresh as Jolie’s when she took over the mantle of one of gaming’s most iconic characters.

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Review: Phantom Thread (2017)

The discrete charm of PTA.

by Iñaki Oñate

Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017) isn’t just a movie about clothes. It’s a movie mainly about neurosis, love and sickness.

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Review: Lady Bird (2017)

Slice of nostalgia served up in super-sized American style.

by Joanna van der Veen

Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a slice of nostalgia served up in super-sized American style: a beautifully realised coming of age tale that warms the cockles of your heart while subtly massaging your tear ducts.

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Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

We shall fight at the Oscars.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Offering little in the way of novelty or excitement, Darkest Hour (2017) is essentially a one-man show starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, delivering a wonderfully humane performance that sidesteps cliché in an otherwise unremarkable period piece. Best case scenario, history will remember the movie as the vehicle that finally earned Oldman a long overdue Oscar, and not much else.

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Review: The Post (2017)

All the President’s Men: The Prequel

by Benjamín Harguindey

Before Watergate there was the Pentagon Papers, classified documents detailing the historical and military involvement of the United States in Vietnam for over 20 years. These were leaked and published by the New York Post and, more the point of this movie, by the Washington Post. It’s so much easier to root for the underdog, which was the case of the Post in 1971, when it was about to go public and was headed by the rare female editor.

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Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

In space no one can hear you suck.

by Benjamín Harguindey

The Cloverfield Paradox marks the third entry in the so-called Cloverfield franchise. The first movie, already a decade old, was a found footage horror flick about a Godzilla-style attack on nighttime NYC that benefitted from terrorism paranoia. The second movie, 10 Cloverfield Lane, ditched the shakycam and set up a hypertense thriller in an underground bunker while… something raged on outside.

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Review: Mindhunter (S01, 2017)

I would kill for you.

by Iñaki Oñate

Jeffrey Dahmer used to chop up his victims and put them in his refrigerator, right next to a tupper filled with waldorf salad. Why did he commit such horrible acts of psychotic rage? His victims were also his lovers: he would kill them in order to posses them forever. Killing them and cutting them into pieces was a way to ensure that they wouldn’t leave him or break his heart. Continue reading “Review: Mindhunter (S01, 2017)”