Jena Malone

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  • The Neon Demon

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 11th July 2016

    Nicholas Winding Refn is proving to be one of the most divisive filmmakers working today. Between his last feature, Only God Forgives, and now this, it seems that Refn is intent on using surreal, striking imagery to replace conventional narratives. Is this iconic iconoclasm of the medium deliberate contempt for modern cinema or playful adoration? And is his output polarising purely because of his obvious, spiteful defiance of the mainstream or because it might actually lack merit? Either way, this kind of issue so often detracts from any real critique of his work. For example, I haven't seen anyone so far talk about the biggest problem with The Neon Demon: the inaccurate depiction of modelling. I've watched America's Next Top Model, and not once in this film did anyone 'smize', nor even 'poochie tooch'.

  • Exciting new Catching Fire posters feature old men sitting in chairs

    Movie Feature | Ali | 10th March 2013

    Top row (l-r): Justin Bieber, Perez Hilton, Thor Jr, Charlie Brooker. Bottom row (l-r): Gay Santa, Felix Leiter, Orlando Bloom in Pirates, Lenny Kravitz.









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  • Sucker Punch

    Movie Review | Ali | 25th March 2011

    Warning: this is going to be one of those reviews where I basically spend a thousand words completely picking holes in the film, only to give it three stars anyway - feel free to knock off a star if you're not easily impressed by shiny things (I am shallow and a horrible person). It says a lot about Sucker Punch that it can have such hugely obvious flaws and still remain enjoyable for the most part - if it wasn't executed with such panache it would probably qualify as one of the dumbest movies of 2011.