Tag: Dakota Johnson

BR: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

BR: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

January 11, 2019 | By

As a producer (TV’s Alias, Lost) and writer (The Martian, World War Z), Drew Goddard’s had strong success, but as a writer-director, his attempts to have fun and scramble genres have been less satisfying, if not more than a bit infuriating…

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A Bigger Splash on Blu + Update on Updates

A Bigger Splash on Blu + Update on Updates

September 6, 2016 | By

Review of A Bigger Splash (2015) from Fox, the second and ‘splashiest’ remake of Jacques Deray’s sun-dried drama of quiet indiscretions, La Piscine (1969) + an update of no internet for another week, courtesy of Bell.

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BR: Bigger Splash, A (2015)

BR: Bigger Splash, A (2015)

September 6, 2016 | By

If Luca Guadagnino’s poolside film of jealousies and an underage temptress seems a little familiar to connoisseurs of Jacques Deray’s La Piscine / The Swimming Pool (1969), it’s not an homage but the second remake of Deray’s classic drama (after Francois Ozon’s 2003 Swimming Pool) where repressed emotions and insinuations explode in a peculiarly restrained event that’s still tragic, but a little darkly comedic…

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BR: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

BR: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

December 30, 2015 | By

In early 2015, the film version of E.L. Johnson’s best-selling and ‘epic erotic novel’ – the first of a trilogy – debuted in cinemas, packing fans and the curious of this supposed literary phenomenon into cinemas. Johnson’s tale is centered on a young literary college graduate being enticed by a wealthy businessman harboring BDSM preferences…

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