Meryl Streep

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  • LFF 2015: Suffragette

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 14th October 2015

    The gender-discriminated world of Suffragette is so far removed from my everyday life as to be completely unrecognisable, much less relatable. Which means that I should either a) credit how far we have come as a society since then, or b) immediately own up to the fact that I am a 30-something white male who has never had to contend with any prejudices or glass ceilings in his life. Either way, join me as I nervously criticise a film about the kind of tragic societal injustice of which I am entirely unqualified to discuss thanks to my having a penis.

  • I see what you did there, Iron Lady marketing campaign

    Movie News | Ali | 12th January 2012

    New posters for The Iron Lady's US release come pre-vandalised, meaning all the radical anti-Thatcher protestors roaming the streets in America have been rendered null and void. VOID I say!

  • The Iron Lady

    Movie Review | Ali | 7th January 2012

    The Iron Lady – from the creative team who brought you Mamma Mia! – is a curious beast; part political bio, part character study, it takes huge liberties in dissecting the professional and personal life of Lady Thatcher, yet fundamentally refuses to pass judgement on any of her policies. The aim was clearly to focus on Maggie the person, not Maggie the larger than life figurehead, but I'm not sure I really see the point of making a biopic on the country's most infamous Prime Minister while never actually bothering with any of her politics. You might as well make a movie on how Fred West was such a talented gardener.

  • And the Oscar for Best Performance By Meryl Streep goes to...

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 7th July 2011

    Meryl Streep, for The Iron Lady! I KNOW, RIGHT? Here's the first trailer, in which Streep's Maggie Thatcher insists on a pearl necklace. You know what I'm talking about, fellas. (*wink*) That's right: jewellery.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Movie Review | Anna | 26th October 2009

    Wes Anderson has always combined the neuroticism of Woody Allen with the visual flair of Michel Gondry to examine an assortment of fucked up families. Not exactly a winning formula for a kid's film, so it was a surprising move for Anderson to turn his attention to Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. It shouldn't, but the melding of the over-active imaginations of Dahl and Anderson just about works.

  • Mamma Mia!

    Movie Review | Ali | 21st July 2008

    If the words 'ABBA medley' conjure up images of Alan Partridge Aha-ing his way through an ill-advised TV duet, then this meticulously-crafted jukebox of disco hits might be enough to change your mind. Adapted from the stage musical - which has raked in over $2 billion in just under ten years - it's a winning mix of feel good flo...