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Charlize Theron

Atomic Blonde (2017)

When Mad Max: Fury Road was released in 2015, everyone was raving about its hero. For most people, it wasn't the gruff eponymous drifter that drove the film, but the strong-willed soldier, driver and overall badass Imperator Furiosa. Played…

SXSW 2017 – Atomic Blonde (2017)

In a breathless opening sequence, an inappropriately dressed man dashes around the streets of Berlin only to get repeatedly run over and then shot by a KGB agent, all while “Blue Monday” roars out. Atomic Blonde is not out to cause any…

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

“If you must blink, do it now,” is the dramatic warning which opens this latest animated triumph curtesy of stop-motion giants Laika. Advice you should follow because to miss even a split second of Kubo and the Two Strings would be a crime…

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max better than ever but you may miss the old days Another Mad Max movie is a good idea, isn't it? Maybe not for me. This fourth in George Miller's series has been enormously praised. One reason I can see is the lack of digital…

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Oh, look: another hero. In 1985, apparently sending George Miller’s Mad Max franchise to the hereafter, Tina Turner sang “we don’t need another hero”. Thirty years later, Miller has had a change of heart. Mad Max is back, with another hero,…

Prometheus (2012)

Great works of art happen by accident. No one probably predicted Alien was going to be a masterpiece and a classic science fiction movie. Given the film production’s tortuous history of script rewrites and studio meddling, its quality is…

Prometheus (2012)

Scott returns to sci-fi with some really good stuff, and a lot of other stuff Ridley Scott's first sci-fi film since Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1981) is grand and beautiful, and yucky (more than scary) and much too complicated, to the…

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus was a titan who stole fire from the Gods, gave it to the humans and prevented Zeus from obliterating the human race. In punishment God chained him to a rock and bade an eagle perpetually eat his liver. In Ridley Scott's new film…