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The Invisible Man (2020) – The Movie Robcast

Episode 84 of The Movie Robcast casts an eye over the latest telling of The Invisible Man. From the Blumhouse stable and directed by Upgrade creator Leigh Whannell, it boasts Elisabeth Moss in the lead role as an abused woman who fears her ex may be closer than she realises.

One of the Robs enjoyed this take on the classic, the other had more trouble seeing the good stuff. But, it makes for a lively discussion and they both agree this remake of a classic Universal monster is far superior to the 2017 redo of The Mummy.

Rob Wallis also points out that, while The Mummy was an indisputable stinker, the podcast episode reviewing it was rather funny. So, in an act of shameless promotion, here it is again for those intrigued…
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The Invisible Man (2020)

Director: Leigh Whannell

Writer: Leigh Whannell, H.G. Wells (source novel, uncredited)

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Michael Dorman

Producers: Jason Blum, Kylie Du Fresne

Music: Benjamin Wallfisch

Cinematography: Stefan Duscio

Editor: Andy Canny

Cert: 15

Running time: 124mins

Year: 2020



What’s the story: When Cecilia (Moss) escapes abusive boyfriend Adrian Griffin (Jackson-Cohen), she believes the worst is behind her. But, as odd and unsettling occurrences mount, Cecilia begins to think Griffin may still be close by.

What’s the verdict: Leigh Whannell’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’ irresistibly premised 1897 source novel is a case of “interesting subtext, shame about the telling”.

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London Film Festival 2019 – Honey Boy, Clemency, Guest of Honour, Instinct, Burning Cane

HONEY BOY


Director: Alma Ha’rel

Writer: Shia LaBeouf

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges, FKA Twigs, Laura San Giacomo, Martin Starr

Cert: 15 (TBC)

Running time: 93mins

Year: 2019



What’s the story: An actor (Hedges) is sent to rehab and relives past trauma, when as an upcoming child actor he lived with his abusive father (LaBeouf).

What’s the verdict: Shia LaBeouf writes and plays a version of his own dad in this heartfelt semi-autobiographical movie. Troubled actor Otis (Hedges) finds himself in forced rehab to avoid a jail sentence after repeated DUIs. The source of his pain is the time he spent as a child with abusive, self-destructive dad James.

Slowly working his way to child stardom, the 12-year-old Otis (Jupe) lives in a rented motel ro...

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