Tag Archives: Jake Gyllenhaal

Review: Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

I always feel a bit sorry for the Marvel movies that directly follow an AVENGERS because of the expectation that they’ll be the same scale. They never can or will be, so they have to be different. Unlike last time … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

After the sickly style and horrible humanity of NIGHTCRAWLER, I thought Dan Gilroy partnered with Jake Gyllenhaal could do no wrong. And yet, VELVET BUZZSAW turns out to be a load of pretentious cobblers. Art critics can be empty and … Continue reading

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Review: Wildlife (2018)

I’m not yet 30 but WILDLIFE makes me feel old. Paul Dano was the stroppy teenager in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, now he’s directing movies. The ever-youthful looking Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal are now old enough to be playing the … Continue reading

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Review: Okja (2017)

I’ve loved the work of South Korean genre-manipulator Bong Joon-ho since university. Criminally, we never got his last film SNOWPIERCER in the UK (at least not officially), so the fact that his latest, OKJA, has gone straight to Netflix is … Continue reading

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Review: Nightcrawler (2014)

NIGHTCRAWLER skewers the news industry mercilessly, perhaps the most brutal deconstruction of the business since Sidney Lumet’s superlative NETWORK. It’s hard-hitting and often shocking, but it also works as an example of the very murkiest of black comedies. Louis Bloom … Continue reading

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Place Your Bat-Bets Now!

UPDATE 2 – 10 Aug: Scott Adkins, according to some sources, has had an audition. The British stuntman/martial artist certainly has the physical ability to portray The Dark Knight (following impressive fight choreography in THE WOLVERINE and THE EXPENDABLES 2) … Continue reading

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