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Javier Bardem

‘Sound bite’ of the week…

“It’s a projection of my life and what I’m thinking about. But my ego is in every character in every film that I’ve made. I’m the ballerina in Black Swan. I’m the wrestler in The Wrestler. I can see how people will especially make the…

mother! (2017)

Initially, Darren Aronofsky’s symbolic nightmare is a driving force in shock and awe, garishly spinning the brain into a haze of exhausting disbelief trying to piece together the oddly macabre manifestation which takes the route of utter,…

To the Wonder (2012)

Malick's misstep Terrence Malick, who used to average barely more than a movie a decade, has suddenly become prolific. And so we have To the Wonder a year after his magnificent The Tree of Life. Alas with increased speed has come…

To the Wonder (2012)

Malick’s latest offering is a huge disappointment and made me wonder why I was bothering. Neil (Ben Affleck) is swept off his feet by the beautiful Marina (Olga Kurylenko), and the two embark on a passionate affair in France. After…

Skyfall (2012)

Dashing with Daniel When they chose Daniel Craig as the new James Bond they forgot how Ian Fleming conceived the character. Craig isn't really "dashing" unless you just mean by that somebody who dashes. He's simply tougher, more ramped…

Skyfall (2012)

Well, it's hard to think of a movie that would be more fitting to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Bond movie franchise but I've not seen many reviews also pointing out a number of the problems, both minor and major, in the latest 007…