Douglas Greenwood

NME at TIFF – ‘Western Stars’ review: inessential Springsteen concert movie that feels like a DVD extra with an attitude

Bruce Springsteen can get away with some musical clichés – because he invented them. Since the beginning of his decades-spanning career, his songs have...

NME at TIFF  – ‘Waves’ review: a soul-shattering ode to pain, mistakes and coming of age

What does pain feel like without the love and contentment that precedes it? How do we come to feel happy without it stemming from...

NME at TIFF – ‘Lucy in the Sky’ review: a deranged sci-fi drama with its head in the clouds

The phrase 'so bad it might be good' can, sometimes, be a movie's greatest weapon. Then there's Natalie Portman's latest project, Lucy in the Sky....

NME at TIFF – ‘The Goldfinch’ review: the best selling novel gets a soulless movie makeover

Every year, at least one film has to crumble under the weight of expectation, failing to live up to the hype. More often than...

NME at TIFF – ‘Hustlers’ review: this practically perfect stripper movie could win J-Lo an Oscar

She arrives on stage, skin glowing under the lurid neon light, a vision dripping in diamantes. The jangly pianos and groaning bass of Fiona...

NME at TIFF – ‘How to Build A Girl’ review: Caitlin Moran’s coming-of-age rock critic story is irresistible

Beanie Feldstein's energy could power a thousand satellite towns, but we know that already, don't we? In Greta Gerwig's Oscar-nominated Lady Bird, she played the...

NME at TIFF: ‘Just Mercy’ review: an Oscar-wannabe court drama that’s a bit Legally Blah

Sometimes good intentions are all it takes to get a mediocre movie past the finish line. Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of Just Mercy,...

NME at TIFF: ‘True Story of the Kelly Gang’ review: grit and guts abound in biopic of Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly

“Nothing scares a man like crazy”, a boy says to his infamous bandit brother, with a gently psychotic grin. This is a line from True...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Do I owe Taylor Swift an apology?

Sometimes, in this job, I wonder if I'm too harsh on people. Or if I've missed out on something that's totally skewed my perspective...

Pop is Not A Dirty Word: How ‘men are trash’ became pop’s new mantra

All around the world, jovial misandry is making men quiver in fear and anger – and it's sort of amazing, isn't it? The very...
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