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Frank Herbert’s ground-breaking heft of a novel, written in the 1960s, paved the way for many future movies in the genre including early Dune films and, of course, Star Wars which owes it a debt of gratitude. This latest version directed by Dennis Villeneuve has a contemporary political feel despite being set way in the […]

The French Dispatch

I am in a complete minority. Critics are raving about Wes Anderson’s latest film, The French Dispatch, but I found it boring (to the point of nodding off even without having had a drink) and utterly self-indulgent.
Lyna Khoudri, Francis McDormand and Timothée Chalamet
Framed as a tribute to The New Yorker and the good old days […]