Posts by Elena Lazic

All-female horror anthology XX is a worthy project poorly executed

By Elena Lazic

Annie Clark makes her directorial debut in this convention-flipping collection of shorts.

Lady Macbeth

By Elena Lazic

A stunning lead turn from Florence Pugh anchors this complex and compelling period drama.

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The Love Witch

By Elena Lazic

With this retro-styled gem, director Anna Biller provides a sumptuous response to ’70s sexploitation horror.

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Patriots Day

By Elena Lazic

Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg combine forces for this rousing reenactment of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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The Founder

By Elena Lazic

Michael Keaton turns the humble hamburger into big business in this supersized American Dream satire.

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Woody Harrelson’s Lost in London was a crazy, compelling triumph

By Elena Lazic

The actor/director has delivered a unique ‘live cinema’ experience.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

By Elena Lazic

Vin Diesel is back as the world’s toughest, buffest secret agent. The results are thrilling and baffling in equal measure.

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Collateral Beauty

By Elena Lazic

The man once self-described as Mr Box Office heads up yet another slushy, contrived dud.

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Assassin’s Creed

By Elena Lazic

Michael Fassbender attempts to rescue the humble video game movie in this fantasy epic. The results are baffling.

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Office Christmas Party

By Elena Lazic

This lurid abomination showcases the very worst of Hollywood’s current comedy set.

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Space Jam at 20 – A first-time look at a ’90s favourite

By Elena Lazic

"A very intense fever dream" is how our brave test subject describes this ultra-wacky Michael Jordan vehicle.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By Elena Lazic

This lavish Potter spin-off set in 1920s New York severely lacks for honest-to-goodness magic and awe.

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How American Gigolo flipped Hollywood sexism on its head

By Elena Lazic

Paul Schrader’s 1980 film unashamedly objectifies Richard Gere’s narcissistic lead.

American Pastoral

By Elena Lazic

Ewan McGregor shoots for the moon with his director debut, an adaptation of one of Philip Roth's best novels.

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Deepwater Horizon

By Elena Lazic

Peter Berg puts a blue-collar spin on the 2010 BP oil spill in this immensely entertaining disaster epic.

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Salt and Fire – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Michael Shannon and Werner Herzog reunite for this intriguing and highly allegorical eco thriller.

Deepwater Horizon – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Peter Berg comes up trumps with this patriotic and pulsating dramatisation of the BOP oil spill.

Moonlight – first look review

By Elena Lazic

This remarkable return to filmmaking by director Barry Jenkins falls just a few steps short of genius.

Snowden – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Despite Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s best efforts, Oliver Stone’s whistleblower drama feels completely disconnected from reality.

Lady Macbeth – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Florence Pugh shines in this smart period drama from director William Oldroyd and screenwriter Alice Birch.

Amanda Knox – first look review

By Elena Lazic

This compelling true-crime doc provides an intelligent take down of media sensationalism.

Wiener-Dog

By Elena Lazic

Greta Gerwig provides the spark in American nihilist Todd Solondz’s unofficial sequel to Welcome to the Dollhouse.

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

By Elena Lazic

Zac Efron and Adam Devine play hapless dudebro brothers in this silly, surprisingly offensive comedy.

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Why Spider-Man 2 is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Elena Lazic

Sam Raimi’s franchise midpoint is a perfect superhero sequel – a film with a sincere belief in humanity.

Elvis & Nixon

By Elena Lazic

A lack of contextual depth and contrasting acting styles undermines this offbeat apolitical comedy.

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My Life as a Courgette – first look review

By Elena Lazic

This stunning stop-motion animation set in an orphanage is as witty and insightful as it is quietly shocking.

Bad Neighbours 2

By Elena Lazic

A surprising entrant to that very exclusive club of movie sequels that are better than the original.

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