A Bigger Splash

1974 Director: Jack Hazan Words – Rhiannon Topham I can imagine the wave of disinterestedness when A Bigger Splash originally came out. A semi-fictionalised docu-drama about the story behind David Hockney’s famous painting of the same name, it is essentially an hour plus of ‘beautiful’ people doing ‘interesting’ things as they go about their charmed…

Beautiful Boy

Director: Felix Van Groeningen Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Steve Carell, Amy Ryan, Maura Tierney, Jack Dylan Grazer, Zachary Rifkin, Kue Lawrence Words – Rhiannon Topham When I came out of the screening for Beautiful Boy, I overheard a woman behind me say “when he [Steve Carell] is fretting about where his son is at the beginning,…

Halloween (2018)

2018 Director: David Gordon Green Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Haluk Bilginer, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney Words – Daniel McMonagle 40 years since Michael Myers stalked the autumnal suburbs of Haddonfield, the masked maniac returns with style in a horror movie that sets out to recontextualize the…

Our Brand Is Crisis

2015 – USA Director – David Gordon Green Starring – Sandra Bullock , Billy Bob Thornton, Joaquim de Almeida Words: J. Wood David Gordon Green’s political satire sees Sandra Bullock star as ‘Calamity’ Jane Bodine, a formerly great political strategist haunted by her past deeds for her job. Parachuted in by the American government to…