Amidst a series of sensationalised tabloid rumours that led to a much-talked-about premiere, the anticipation around Olivia Wilde’s latest film has been rife. Following on from her acclaimed debut Booksmart, she’s back in the director’s chair for psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling. Florence Pugh stars as mid-century housewife Alice who enjoys steamy marital bliss with Jack (Harry Styles) in suburban company town Victory, California. After a few red flags, she becomes suspicious of the community around her, in particular of her husband’s mysterious boss Frank (Chris Pine), and soon their idyllic existence is called into question.Continue reading “DVD review: Don’t Worry Darling”
Since a brief yet scene-stealing cameo in last year’s disappointing DC effort, the anticipation around the Wonder Woman stand-alone outing has been rife. This is the first female-led comic-book movie in over a decade, and filmmaker Patty Jenkins is in the hot seat, directing her first feature since 2003. Focussing on the backstory of Amazonian princess Diana (Gal Gadot), we see her upbringing on the island of Themyscira where her aunt General Antiope (Robin Wright) trains her for combat. When British army spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on the island’s idyllic shores, Diana comes to his rescue and learns of the WWI atrocities unfolding across Europe. Feeling duty-bound to protect innocents in danger, she persuades Steve to take her to the frontline, convinced that she can bring down Ares, the god of war, to protect mankind.