Jacki Weaver

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Penguin Bloom review – Naomi Watts saved by a magpie in charming drama
An Australian family moves on from tragedy with the help of a bird in a modest and warm-hearted true story

Benjamin Lee

12, Sep, 2020 @4:37 PM

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Stage Mother review – feelgood drag film falls flat
A small-town Texas choir director takes over a California drag joint, with mixed results

Simran Hans

25, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Jacki Weaver: 'Michael Powell said I was headed for great things. He didn't tell me it would take 50 years'
Silver Linings Playbook and Animal Kingdom catapulted her to global stardom after a career stretching back to the 70s. She talks about her ‘renegade life’, her spat with Anjelica Huston and her latest role as a woman running a drag club

Ryan Gilbey

24, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Stage Mother review – drag-queen heartwarmer never rises above tepid
Jacki Weaver is a housewife forced to rethink her prejudices in a well-meaning drama that ambles along the middle of the road

Peter Bradshaw

23, Jul, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Grudge review – workmanlike reboot of the horror franchise
Despite new blood in writer-director Nicolas Pesce, it’s ghostly goings-on as usual for vengeful spirit Kayako

Wendy Ide

26, Jan, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Zero stars: is James Franco's starry Zeroville the worst film of 2019?
The actor-writer-director’s adaptation of Steve Erickson’s 2007 book on 70s Hollywood is a film of staggering incompetence

Charles Bramesco

26, Sep, 2019 @6:01 AM

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Poms review – Diane Keaton turns cheerleader in cheer-free comedy
A frothy tale of retirees starting a cheerleading group wastes the talents of its cast and fails to provide the crowd-pleasing moments it so desperately needs

Benjamin Lee

09, May, 2019 @2:29 PM

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Flying high: how Bird Box became Netflix's biggest hit to date
The Sandra Bullock-starring horror movie has left critics cold but since its streaming release, it’s become a magnet for memes and racked up the platform’s best film numbers ever

Benjamin Lee

07, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The 10 best Australian TV shows of 2018: a picnic, rush hour and outback noir
The public broadcasters dominate again, in a great year for the telling of marginalised stories

Luke Buckmaster

16, Dec, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Bird Box review – Sandra Bullock's Netflix thriller is a bird-brained mess
Despite some tense moments, this apocalyptic shocker is a disappointingly clunky waste of a star-studded cast

Amy Nicholson

14, Nov, 2018 @8:02 PM

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The Polka King review – Jack Black shines in a weirdly enjoyable film
Based on the life of disgraced a polka sensation, Jacki Weaver, Jason Schwartzman and Jenny Slate round out a wacky comedy that’s full of heart

Jordan Hoffman

24, Jan, 2017 @1:58 AM

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David Michôd on Animal Kingdom: I feared I was making a gigantic mess
The writer-director of his now-classic debut film on crippling self-doubt, navigating the industry and how Ben Mendelsohn ruined Air Supply forever

Luke Buckmaster

10, Jul, 2015 @11:00 PM

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