John David Washington

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The Piano Lesson review – August Wilson revival hits a bum note
John David Washington and Samuel L Jackson star in a tonally misjudged drama oddly played for awkward laughs

Gloria Oladipo

14, Oct, 2022 @1:30 AM

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Amsterdam review – don’t try to keep up
David O Russell brings plenty of pizzazz to this 1930s mystery, but the ambitious jigsaw puzzle of a plot is almost impossible to follow

Wendy Ide

08, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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What links David O Russell’s crime romp Amsterdam to Gloria Steinem and Bob Dylan?
Ahead of the shouty director’s latest film, we venture down the rabbit hole with Christian Bale, Julianne Moore and Spike Lee

Larry Ryan

08, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Amsterdam review – turn of the screwball in David O Russell’s starry muddle
Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington bring laughs to a exhaustingly wacky riff on a real-life fascist conspiracy in 1930s New York

Peter Bradshaw

28, Sep, 2022 @3:39 PM

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How using a black actor to vent white frustration sinks Malcolm & Marie
Sam Levinson’s black and white Netflix two-hander turns into a self-indulgent excuse to whine about his critics through the mouthpiece of John David Washington

Robert Daniels

05, Feb, 2021 @4:20 PM

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Malcolm & Marie review – furious film-maker takes a pop at critics
Zendaya and John David Washington ham it up entertainingly in a two-hander about a conceited director and his partner

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Face masks, time travel and James Bond auditions: discuss Tenet with spoilers
Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster creates a palindromic origami of bizarre physics inside an 007-style thriller. If you’ve seen it, what did you think?

Steve Rose

26, Aug, 2020 @11:55 AM

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Tenet review – supremely ambitious race against time makes for superb cinema
Go with it, and Christopher Nolan’s high-concept action romp will leave you ripping off your face mask for air, even as you wonder what it was all about

Peter Bradshaw

25, Aug, 2020 @1:12 PM

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Tenet review - high concept and high stakes
Christopher Nolan’s nuclear apocalypse thriller dazzles and disorients – but can it entice people back to the cinema?

Simran Hans

23, Aug, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Reel challenge: what will cinema look like after lockdown is relaxed?
Blockbusters such as Tenet and Mulan are slated for a summer release, but the future of film is shrouded in uncertainty

Steve Rose

04, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The most exciting movies of 2020 – blockbusters
Maverick swoops back on screen, Ghostbusters comes back to life and the 25th Bond film arrives (finally) in next year’s impressive array of big-budget knockouts

Guardian film

24, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Why BlacKkKlansman should win the best picture Oscar
Spike Lee’s politically charged cinema has irked the Academy in the past, but his witty take on how a black policeman outsmarted the Ku Klux Klan could prove sweetly timed

Lanre Bakare

20, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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