Tag Archives: Carey Mulligan

Maestro review — Bradley Cooper’s potent, flawed Bernstein biopic gives Carey Mulligan a powerful solo

Directed by Bradley Cooper | Written by Cooper and Josh Singer | 129 min | ▲▲▲▲△ |  Netflix Here's a film that's gorgeous to see, to hear, and featuring at least one remarkable performance, but is occasionally undermined by some counterintuitive narrative and directorial choices. Its leading actor, writer, and director steps up, swings, and… Read More

A Rosamund Pike Primer: Redux

Since I first wrote about Rosamund Pike, she has strongly avoided the Hollywood A-list, despite it being entirely available to her. Full marks, then, for her left-of centre choices since Gone Girl, in films like A United Kingdom, Hostiles, and especially A Private War. I look forward to her role as Marie Curie in Radioactive,… Read More

Reviews: Hotel Artemis, Wildlife, Searching

Hotel Artemis Writer-Producer Drew Pearce delivers a fairly original b-movie/sci-fi/crime drama for his debut as a feature filmmaker. It's 2028, and Los Angeles is going up in flames due to a city-wide riot, but the Artemis is busy. It's a clinic for criminals, where the patients are named after their room allocations. I said original, but… Read More