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Joel Edgerton

Red Sparrow (2018) Film Review

The concept of the Sparrows - attractive female spies trained to use their sexuality to compromise male targets - sounds like something that would be right at home in farcical espionage literature. Remember Xenia Onatopp from GoldenEye?

It Comes at Night (2017)

A title such as It Comes At Night would suggest that Trey Edwards Shults has created an all out horror but that is far from what you get as nothing can prepare you for the submerging into a vat of tension and paranoia that constantly raises…

CANNES 2016 – Loving (2016)

The most unconventional thing about Jeff Nichols’ Loving is just how conventional it is. This eternally rising star of America’s art-house scene has regularly been recognised during the last decade as one of the most progressive filmmakers…

Jane Got a Gun (2016)

Jane Got a Gun - the new western drama from director Gavin O’Connor and writers Brian Duffield, Anthony Tambakis and Joel Edgerton, and starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich and Ewan McGregor - goes in with all guns…

VENICE 2015 – Black Mass (2015)

Given his recent record, it’s been a long time since anyone showed surprise when a new Johnny Depp film turns out to be a turkey. He’s been cruising on empty for too long, and with old age catching up, his days as a headlining megastar seem…

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Luhrmann and DiCaprio's "Gatsby" may be all wrong in some ways, but it still works The first thing to say is that I went to this movie expecting to hate it, but watched quite involved and went away moved. The two-hours-plus went by…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Kathryn Bigelow has become quite the crowd pleaser in recent years and it's good to see her becoming so successful after years of being relatively unknown to most people apart from those (like me) who loved Point Break and Near Dark.…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Wonder woman From Kathryn Bigelow, gifted maker of macho action films, comes Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Bin Laden that ended in a Navy Seal kill raid in Pakistan in May 2011. The film is realistic and in-your-face in style,…