Napoleon review – Joaquin Phoenix makes a magnificent emperor in thrilling biopic ***** Peter Bradshaw – Guardian
Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
Ridley Scott dispenses with the symbolic weight attached to previous biopics in favour of a spectacle with a great star at its centre
Napoleon review – Joaquin Phoenix makes a magnificent emperor in thrilling biopic | Film | The Guardian
The Royal Hotel Review – Peter Bradshaw Guardian ***
Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Kitty Green’s film stars Julia Garner and Jessica Henwick as backpackers forced to take a dodgy-sounding job dealing with the boozy miners in the dusty middle of nowhere
The Royal Hotel review – outback noir shows sinister sexism behind the banter | Film | The Guardian
The Royal Hotel
Wednesday, March 1st, 2023; Reviewed by: Nicola Webb
5/5 The Independent;
91% Rotten Tomatoes;
4/5 Empire Online;
The bald plot facts are that the women of an isolated religious colony reveal a shocking secret about the colony’s men. For years, the men have occasionally drugged the women and then raped them. The truth comes out and the women talk about their new situation.
Overall, the critics say while Women Talking sometimes forsakes entertaining drama in favour of simply getting its points across, its message is valuable – and effectively delivered.