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ROBIN WRIGHT

Wonder Woman (2017)

After the lukewarm reviews of last year’s Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice, the DC Extended Universe needed a win. Unlike its successful TV shows such as Supergirl and The Flash, its superhero films haven’t measured up to Marvel’s…

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Based on a novel by John le Carre, A Most Wanted Man features the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles, surrounds him with a strong supporting cast (including Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Bruhl),…

The Congress (2013)

The Congress shot itself in the foot. It's all I can say, really. All the elements of a daring examination of self-identity in a technological future were right there in front of it and then BANG. Blood everywhere. Those trainers are…

The Congress (2013)

A hallucinogenic fishbowl of Hollywood satire, quasi-autobiography and existential sci-fi (based partially on Stanislaw Lem's The Futurological Congress), Ari Folman's fourth feature is one of the most aggressively idiosyncratic films of…

Adore (2013)

By far the funniest moment in Adore, Anne Fontaine's farcically po-faced, cross-Oedipal ménage-à-quatre drama, follows Roz (Robin Wright) and Lil's (Naomi Watts) discovery that each woman has slept with the other's son. "What have we done?"…

Rampart (2011)

During his twenty-plus year career, which includes the role of Woody Boyd from Cheers, his Oscar-nominated turn as Larry Flynt and fighting the undead in Zombieland, Woody Harrelson has always been an actor at the top of his game, even…

Moneyball (2011)

Baseball. It's a funny old game. Someone swings for a ball. Or doesn't. People run. Bases get loaded. Points get put on the board. I've grown to like baseball as something I can casually tune into but I'll never be one of the many Americans…

Rampart (2012)

Woody Harrelson outstays his welcome as dirty cop Dave 'Date Rape' Brown in this difficult and complicated police drama by the equally difficult but highly proficient director Oren Moverman. Rampart is a brutal, honest and depressing noir…

State Of Play (2009)

A fantastic political thriller with a very good cast doing very good work, the biggest thing working against State Of Play would seem to be that it’s a movie adaptation of a much-admired BBC mini-series. I have yet to see the BBC original…