Rachel Weisz

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  • LFF 2015: The Lobster

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 16th October 2015

    It should probably come as no surprise that it takes a film so hilariously absurd and so utterly surreal to provide what is actually very insightful commentary about the nature of everyday relationships. Sure, this is a film where people are threatened with animal transformation, where people hunt each other in the woods and where, at one point, Colin Farrell tries to take off his trousers while having one hand shackled to his belt, but this film exposes more home truths than a shelf full of self-help books. And it may all seem like ludicrous nonsense on the surface, but what it has to say about love, fidelity and dependency is more revealing than anything Farrell wears under his kecks.

  • Oz The Great And Powerful

    Movie Review | Matt | 1st March 2013

    Big CGI adaptations of classic children's literature will now always bring to mind the Technicolor yawn that was Burton's Alice In Wonderland. As with that film, this prequel’s bright, colourful landscape and cartoonish, pixelated characters always looked to me like they would produce the same uninspiring results. But thankfully, while Oz may still look like it has been twinned with the garish Wonderland here, somewhere under the rainbow, you might find some real, genuine magic.

  • The Bourne Legacy

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th August 2012

    Despite its lineage, The Bourne Legacy has received a frosty reception from critics thus far and has had an almost completely anonymous marketing presence – rather than dynamically burst into cinemas next week, rolling up its poster and ramming it down audiences' throats, it shuffles in apologetically to be met with highly suspicious glares. This is entirely unnecessary, because while Legacy couldn't ever hope to match the Paul Greengrass/Matt Damon movies for sheer punch and propulsion, it's as close to replicating them as you could expect, and marks another excellent entry into the Bourneography.

  • Shit movie poster maths

    Movie News | Ali | 6th September 2011

    How to take two lovely movie poster designs and combine them to make one almighty pile of shit.

  • The Brothers Bloom

    Movie Review | Chris | 7th June 2010

    With The Brothers Bloom, writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick) firmly cements his reputation as one of the most original and daring cinematic voices of his generation.

  • The Lovely Bones

    Movie Review | Kirsty | 19th February 2010

    It's a big ask, translating one of the most popular books of the late 20th Century onto the big screen. Especially when said book is full of other worldly imagery and is, for the most part, narrated by a dead 14 year-old.

  • Constantine

    Movie Review | | 29th March 2005

    Based on the cult DC/Vertigo comic Hellblazer, Constantine tells the story of an urban sorcerer (Keanu Reeves) helping a cop (Rachel Weisz) investigating her sister's apparent suicide. As a reader of issues 1-190, and a fan of the character in his various comic appearances from Swamp Thing and various other comic book cameos, I ...