It’s safe to say that a new Damien Chazelle feature is going to be one of my most anticipated films of the year. Unfortunately, First Man falls short of perfect.
A soaring Hollywood fantasy about art, romance and nostalgia.
Over at Junkee, I venture into the airtight bunker that is 10 Cloverfield Lane, a zippy genre film with some pointed subtext if you know where to look. Read my review here.
What defines the iconic horror villain? There are a few superficial commonalities to be found among the usual suspects: they’re almost invariably men, sometimes bald, always terrifying in their relentless opacity. If these are the criteria, then surely Terence Fletcher, as embodied by J.K. Simmons, qualifies. Fletcher is the conductor of the fictional Shaffer Music…