Tag Archives: Marion Cotillard

Film Review: Assassin’s Creed (M15+) (USA, 2016) is another game-to-screen disappointment

The majority of videogame films are, for a lack of a better term, complete tosh. From catastrophes like Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros. and most of Uwe Boll‘s filmography to films that are close to viewer satisfaction like Final Fantasy VII – Advent Children and Ace Attorney, the reputation of videogame films is not something you would proudly put on a pedestal.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Allied (USA/UK, 2016) is strengthened by a tour de force performance from Marion Cotillard

Robert Zemeckis is a film-maker that has both enthralled and frustrated me. For the most part, his films can be exciting, fun and incredibly well-told; take the Back to the Future series, Cast Away or the classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit. But at his worst, his films can be corny and indulgent; What Lies Beneath, his motion-capture films like The Polar Express and even The Walk are examples of that.... Continue Reading

Cotillard and Pitt’s World War II thriller Allied gets a new trailer

Paramount Pictures has released the first full length trailer for their upcoming World War II film Allied. The thriller stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as undercover operatives who meet each other on the North African front during a deadly mission behind enemy lines. To cut a long story short, many explosions and gunfights ensue.... Continue Reading

New stills released from the set of Assassin’s Creed

Showcasing a naturalistic look and feel, new official stills have been released from the set of the anticipated Assassin’s Creed film. The video game adaptation, which comes out December 21st this year, is directed by Justin Kurzel, who leads the film after his gruesome The Snowtown Murders and recent Macbeth, which also stars the lead, Michael Fassbender.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Macbeth (CTC, UK/FRA/USA, 2015)

There have been plenty of adaptations of the Shakespeare play but this one from Australian director Justin Kurzel is a powerfully intense and brutal take on the tale of the Scottish warrior. This interpretation takes the baseline story of Macbeth and sets it in a dramatic re-imagining of ancient war-times in the Scottish highlands.... Continue Reading