Tag: Film

Fetch happens: why Mean Girls is the perfect teen movie

Tina Feys gag-filled wheeze is not enamoured with the internal politics of high school, but proves that everyone sucks the same We are still living in the world of the Plastics: in the 14 years since Mean Girls first arrived in cinemas it has spawned a straight-to-DVD sequel disowned by all the original cast and crew, …

Siren, satanist or comic genius? The myths of Jayne Mansfield

A new film released 50 years after Jayne Mansfields death aims to reveal the truth about her short, scandalous life Some of the best known lurid facts about Jayne Mansfield, the American film star of the 50s and 60s, are based on rumour. So the directors of a new documentary about her short and scandalous life …

To Infinity War and beyond: are we in danger of Avengers fatigue?

James Cameron has warned against unnecessary superhero sequels, as a new Marvel film opens does he have a point? On the surface its pretty rich for James Cameron to complain, asunnecessary Avatar sequels that we all end up gagging on them, begging for even the merest shred of leniency. But then again, maybe the man has …

Grease review Travolta and Newton-John’s summer lovin’ still a blast

Rereleased on its 40th anniversary, the nostalgic rocknroll high school musical remains a sugar-rush of a film What happened to the Danny Zuko I knew at the beach? With this stunned and plaintive cry, Olivia Newton-John introduces the main theme and narrative dynamic of this still very enjoyable 1978 movie based on the original stage musical, …

Lars von Trier set for Cannes return after seven-year ban

Festival boss hints that Danish directors new serial killer film will join lineup overturning expulsion imposed after controversial comments in 2011 Cannes is set to add the newest film from Lars von Trier to its 2018 lineup, ending a seven-year ban of the controversial director at the film festival. Von Trier was made persona non grata …
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