Covid-19 pandemic has fed on existing inequality to generate more inequality

Covid-19 pandemic has fed on existing inequality to generate more inequality

In its latest update to the World Economic Outlook (WEO) database, the International Monetary Fund has kept its global growth forecast for 2021 unchanged at 6%. However, there is a catch. Advanced countries will now grow at 5.6% instead of the 5.1% projection of April 2021. As is obvious, this means that the countries outside … Read more

Pieces of a Woman movie review: Simply brilliant, if you can get over Shia LaBeouf’s problematic presence

Pieces of a Woman movie review: Shia LaBeouf as Sean and Vanessa Kirby as Martha, in a still from the new Netflix film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

Pieces of a WomanDirector – Kornel MundruczoCast – Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sara Snook, Ellen Burstyn Pieces of a Woman peaks in its prologue. In hindsight, downhill is the only direction it could’ve gone in. This isn’t because the rest of the film is poor, but only because that opening is outstanding. We’re … Read more

We Can Be Heroes movie review: Priyanka Chopra hams her way through Robert Rodriguez’s silly superhero film

We Can Be Heroes movie review: Priyanka Chopra as Ms Granada, in a still from Robert Rodriguez’s new film.

We Can Be HeroesDirector – Robert RodriguezCast – Priyanka Chopra, Pedro Pascal, Haley Reinhart, YaYa Gosselin, Boyd Holbrook, Sung Kang, Taylor Dooley, Christian Slater With virtually nothing in it for the people who actually pay for Netflix subscriptions, We Can Be Heroes is the sort of kids movie that is pretty much inaccessible to anyone … Read more

AK vs AK movie review: Anil Kapoor unleashes inner Chembur against Anurag Kashyap in inventive but inconsistent Netflix film

AK vs AK movie review: Anurag Kashyap and Anil Kapoor lock horns in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Netflix film.

AK vs AKDirector – Vikramaditya MotwaneCast – Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap More like a deranged Dogme 95 experiment than the salacious Bollywood slugfest that was promised by its misguided marketing campaign, AK vs AK is an inventive but inconsistent film that achieves moments of movie magic, but often struggles to maintain the integrity of its … Read more

The Midnight Sky movie review: There’s no dawn at the end of George Clooney’s disastrously dull Netflix film

The Midnight Sky movie review: George Clooney sports a Santa Claus beard in his big-budget sci-fi thriller.

The Midnight SkyDirector – George ClooneyCast – George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demian Bichir, Caoilinn Springall Fancy spending two hours wondering if George Clooney’s beard has grown longer before your eyes? Well, it’s your lucky day. The Midnight Sky is the movie for you. Directed by Clooney himself, the big-budget science-fiction film … Read more

Sylvie’s Love movie review: New Amazon melodrama mines La La Land magic, might be too old-fashioned

Sylvie’s Love movie review: Amazon melodrama might be too old-fashioned for some.

Sylvie’s LoveDirector – Eugene AsheCast – Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Aja Naomi King, Eva Longoria, Lance Reddick, Jemima Kirke Sylvie’s Love, the new romantic melodrama on Amazon Prime Video, opens with a luxurious title sequence — the sort of title sequence that immediately evokes memories of a very particular era in moviemaking. Every actor is … Read more

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: Gal Gadot’s goddess-like charm barely saves a wonderless sequel

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review:The sequel lacks the soul of the wondrous first film.

Wonder Woman1984Director: Patty JenkinsCast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Kirsten Wiig and others Judging from the title, there are two things that should have been the focus of Wonder Woman 1984: the Amazonian goddess and the ‘80’s nostalgia that the film most likely wanted to cash on. But somehow, neither is explored to their … Read more

Soul movie review: Jamie Foxx adds the magic touch to Pixar’s mindbending musical

Soul movie review: Jamie Foxx voices aspiring jazz musician Joe Gardner in the new Pixar movie.

SoulDirectors – Pete Docter, Kemp PowersCast – Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade To get a real sense of a filmmaker’s intentions, don’t base your judgement on how they cast the lead roles. Look at the extras, instead. Here’s the thing: Disney has … Read more

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman is breathtaking in his final film, there’s no way he won’t win an Oscar

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman as Levee, in a still from the new Netflix film.

Ma Rainey’s Black BottomDirector – George C WolfeCast – Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos The conversations flow easily in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, like water along a summertime stream. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name and directed by George C Wolfe, the cracking 94-minute … Read more

Mank movie review: David Fincher demolishes Hollywood mythmaking in delicious new Netflix film

Mank movie review: Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried in a still from David Fincher’s new Netflix film.

MankDirector – David FincherCast – Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Tom Burke, Charles Dance Alternately hard-nosed and dewy-eyed, Mank is the most fiendishly entertaining movie about movies since Ben Affleck’s Argo. It’s satirical but sweet, weary but vengeful — it’s unlike anything director David Fincher has ever made. … Read more

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