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Tragic, fascinating, brilliant- life of’ wild child’ Zelda Fitzgerald revisited

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd October 2017

Two films and a TV series out soon portray the life of the jazz-age novelist and spouse of F Scott Fitzgerald She is thought of as the original wild child, a pearl-twirling party girl who died at the age of 47 after a flaming broke out in the North Carolina sanatorium where she was a […]

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Lady Bird review- Greta Gerwig’s charming and witty directorial introduction wings high

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th October 2017

The performer/ novelist tells a semi-autobiographical fib of growing up in California with accuracy, kindnes and excellent recitals from Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf One of columnist/ director Noah Baumbach’s numerous smart busines moves was to collaborate with actor Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the screenplays for both Frances Ha and Mistress America. She produced an […]

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Hemorrhage for This evaluate- Miles Teller boxing biopic is dropped by cliche

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th October 2017

The story of Vinny Paz, who violated his cervix and still got back in the ring, is sensational. But this boring, miscast movie, screening at Telluride, fails to connect Everyone has a boxing film in them. But Miles Teller already did his. An ambitious aptitude driven to breakdown by his coach-and-four; a rise, a tumble […]

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Bleed for This evaluation- Miles Teller boxing biopic is flattened by cliche

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th October 2017

The story of Vinny Paz, who broke his neck and still got back in the ring, is shocking. But this boring, miscast cinema, screening at Telluride, fails to connect Everyone has a boxing film in them. But Miles Teller already did his. An ambitious aptitude driven to breakdown by his tutor; a rise, a drop-off […]

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Eddie Izzard:’ Everything I do in life is trying to get my mother back’

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th October 2017

Transgender hero Eddie Izzard has done standup in French and German, run dozens of marathons, and is now in a period drama with Judi Dench. But, he uncovers, his can-do outlook has a doleful source There was a literal turning point in Eddie Izzard’s lifelong pursuit of personal freedom. It came one afternoon in 1985 […]

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Jackie review- Natalie Portman astounds in outstandingly intimate photograph

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th October 2017

Pablo Larrans painting of the first lady before and following John F Kennedys assassination doesnt play to the standard tropes of Hollywood biopics. Its a singular vision Jackie, Chilean director Pablo Larrans English-language debut starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, boasts a generally used framing device but theres good-for-nothing familiar about Larran and screenwriter Noah […]

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Hemorrhage for This evaluation- Miles Teller boxing biopic is flattened by cliche

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th October 2017

The story of Vinny Paz, who transgressed his neck and still got back in the ring, is sensational. But this boring, miscast film, screening at Telluride, fails to connect Everyone has a boxing film in them. But Miles Teller already did his. An ambitious geniu driven to breakdown by his coach; a rise, a drop-off […]

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Lady Bird review- Greta Gerwig’s charming and humorous directorial introduction pilots high

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th October 2017

The performer/ novelist tells a semi-autobiographical narration of growing up in California with authenticity, heat and superb conducts from Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf One of writer/ director Noah Baumbach’s many smart career moves was to collaborate with actor Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the screenplays for both Frances Ha and Mistress America. She made an […]

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The Fifth Element at 20: gender-bending sci-fi or sexist space shambles?

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th October 2017

Luc Bessons 1997 adventure boasted a wildly nonconformist reputation who rejected gender labels, but also objectified women and relied on a lot of men Given that its supposed to be giving us fleeting, tantalising glimpses of the nebulous future, Hollywood sci-fi is often surprisingly republican. The new Alien movie peculiarity a lesbian duo among its […]

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Jackie review- Natalie Portman startles in singularly intimate portrait

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th October 2017

Pablo Larrans painting of the first lady before and following John F Kennedys homicide doesnt play to the standard tropes of Hollywood biopics. Its a singular vision Jackie, Chilean director Pablo Larrans English-language debut starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, boasts a commonly used framing machine but theres nothing familiar about Larran and screenwriter Noah […]

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