We love you Mark Darcy, Colin Firth, scream the girls of Poonani (a thinly disguised Pussy Riot) as they flash their appreciation. Our barrister hero looks distinctly uncomfortable at this flesh ridden gratitude, as the camera pans to his face. Modern British masculinity in action or at least the archetypal ideal of it. For make no mistake this film may be called Bridget Jones’s Baby but she is hardly the hero or heroine of this two hour flick.
Loving, the latest film by Jeff Nicholls is set for release in November this year. It is an Anglo-American production and tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were the plaintiffs of the case Loving v. Virginia, in which they were charged for having had an interracial marriage. Continue reading
It’s that time again, as we approach the end of October here’s some brilliant Netflix highlights well worth your time…
We tasked our writers with picking their favourite film soundtrack, anything ranging from a compilation of popular songs to an original score. You may think it sounds (pun intended) an easy task but it really isn’t…
Portal started off quite humbly as the video game equivalent to the prize at the bottom of the cereal box. It was released as part of The Orange Box—a collection of games by Valve that also included Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, and Team Fortress 2. Portal was a short game that provides players with the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device and challenges them to solve puzzles through the use of portals.
Based on Akira Kurosawa’s legendary Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven is at this point a well-worn franchise with four previous outings. Though arguably only the original of those has retained its fame and appeal. This 2016 re-working stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt and was directed by Antoine Fuqua whose filmography to this point has admittedly been a little simplistic and a little bit hit and miss. However the traditional structure and plot of a Magnificent Seven film is simplistic, good fun and action packed- so it’s not a huge stretch to imagine Fuqua pulling this off. Did he though?
The Lobster is an absurdist black comedy starring Colin Farrell, in a dystopian alternate reality David’s (Colin Farrell’s) wife has left him and as a result he is taken to a hotel full of singles. These single people have 45 days to find a partner before they are turned into animals.
The world has not ended. There is still snow on the mountain tops. There are still trees in the forest. No, the world has not ended. It’s merely someone is trying to hide from it. Seclusion, however, is no escape.
September; autumn is creeping in, the weather’s starting to turn and you may have gone back to school or university. What better way to get through it than to watch a MaverickFilm.co recommended series or film from the world’s most popular streaming site in our new feature every month, Netflix Picks.