Tag Archives: Emma Stone

‘Cruella’ scorches screen in Sex Pistols reimagining

8/10 Cruella is a bold, fast, fun, intricately detailed and remarkably complex film about power, destiny, art and cruelty. In the past decade’s long and mostly painful parade of uncurious, unnecessary remakes of Disney classics, it immediately becomes the best … Continue reading

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Inconsequential sequels sweep through cinemas

In an era of long-awaited sequels, remakes and “soft reboots” that roll into theaters decades after their corresponding media, Disney’s and Sony’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Zombieland: Double Tap were the least long-awaited, releasing five and 10 years after … Continue reading

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‘The Favourite,’ and with good reason

9/10 The Favourite is at once a fearsome period drama and a no-holds-barred, pitch-black  comedy about power, sex and sass. It queers a fascinating historical power struggle and brings it perfectly into the Trump era. In 1708 during the War of … Continue reading

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ an unexpected delight

8/10 Battle of the Sexes is one of those wonderful biopics that concerns much more than the events it depicts. On the surface, the film chronicles the lives of Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), a tennis star in her prime, … Continue reading

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On La La Land and fascist propaganda

As La La Land danced through theaters the past few months to the tune of $137.5 million domestic, a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations and a Best Picture victory that’s been presumed to be in the bag for months now, … Continue reading

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