Christian Bale

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The sad, stupid rise of the sigma male: how toxic masculinity took over social media
His heroes are Patrick Bateman, John Wick, Tommy Shelby and Walter White. He follows Andrew Tate and idolises wolves. And he has quickly become a laughing stock. Welcome to the world of the sigma male

Steve Rose

12, Jun, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Christian Bale unveils plans to build 12 foster homes in California
The Batman actor has been developing the idea since the birth of his daughter in 2005, after being ‘stunned and mad’ to learn how many children were in care in California

Catherine Shoard

08, Feb, 2024 @1:57 PM

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From She Said to Devotion: this season’s ignored Oscarbait movies
While Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Banshees of Inisherin lead, the season saw other films with all the requisite ingredients fail to score

Benjamin Lee

07, Feb, 2023 @9:13 PM

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The Pale Blue Eye review – starry gothic mystery loses its way
Despite the best efforts of Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson and co, this wintry crime yarn featuring a young Edgar Allan Poe descends into farce

Wendy Ide

01, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The Pale Blue Eye review – baffled, beardy Christian Bale in gruesome murder yarn
Set in 1830, a mildly ridiculous plot sends a haunted Bale to investigate the gothic killing of a military cadet

Peter Bradshaw

22, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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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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Does it really matter if Marvel’s stars act in a state of utter bewilderment?
While developments in CGI mean cast members no longer have to walk around blue-screen studios talking to tennis balls on sticks, is the acting experience as true as it should be?

Ben Child

06, Oct, 2022 @2:53 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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Thor: Love and Thunder – the ‘super-gay’ tone, female Thor and Russell Crowe – discuss with spoilers
Are you happy about Chris Hemsworth’s god of Thunder taking a back seat to Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor? And where in Marvel’s universe did Zeus’s godawful accent come from?

Ben Child

11, Jul, 2022 @10:50 AM

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Thor: Love and Thunder review – sentimental multimillion-dollar romp
Chris Hemsworth’s Thor suffers an existential crisis in director Taika Waititi’s self-satisfied follow-up to Thor-Ragnarok

Wendy Ide

09, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Thor: Love and Thunder review – Taika Waititi hammers home franchise fun
Followup to Thor: Ragnarok repeats some of that masterwork’s tongue-in-cheek approach as Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster takes up tool-throwing duties

Peter Bradshaw

05, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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