With the distinct sense of deja vu, the Hollywood film/television industry apparently thinks that it can trick everyone into believing these six images are six different actresses, instead of the exact same woman photographed at different angles and at various times during her career.
Two-time Academy Award® nominee* Margot Robbie (I, Tonya; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) produces and stars alongside Finn Cole (“Peaky Blinders”) in director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s mesmerizing love story set amidst America’s struggle during the Great Depression.
Eugene Evans (Cole) dreams of escaping his small Texas town when he discovers a wounded, fugitive bank robber (Robbie). Torn between claiming the bounty for her capture and his growing attraction to the seductive criminal,
Eugene must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of everyone he’s ever loved. Travis Fimmel (Warcraft), Kerry Condon (Avengers: Infinity War), Darby Camp (“Big Little Lies”) and Lola Kirke (American Made) also star in this “beautifully shot coming-of-age story” (David Ehrlich, Indiewire).
What could have been a pile of poo, GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN bears up rather well.
It begins on rather a sombre note during WWII and then flashbacks to the Somme and the mire, the mud, the maggots, a world far removed from the sunny, honey days of Pooh Bear.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is a great story about success and its consequences, which is always an interesting subject. A.A. Milne was phenomenally and unexpectedly successful, Continue reading GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: MORE THAN JUST A PILE OF POOH
This is a great movie. This is one of those rarities whose appeal cuts across all ages. Take your son/grandson daughter/granddaughter best mate/ girlfriend to it. You will love it. They will love it.
FOCUS (MA) is an unfocused hocus pocus heist con with a style over substance postage stamp scenario featuring Will Smith and Margot Robbie and Robert Taylor as a foul mouthed Formula 1 owner, McEwan, whose favourite vowel is U flanked by the consonants FCK. His f bombing gives rise to one of the funnier lines in the film. Actually it might be the only funny line in the film.
The show, however, is stolen by B D Wong in the role of Lyuan, a Chinese high roller who will bet on anything. His stunt punting offers the most tension in the film and his positive mien is infectiously hilarious.
Much of the fun of confidence trickster flicks is the trickster element, but FOCUS is just tricksy with a confidence that turns into sludgy smugness.