Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s no better place to bear witness to that than on the big screen. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, let’s celebrate by paying tribute to the top 10 unforgettable movie mothers of the last few decades.
Author: Terryn Wood
A film nerd who always finds a way to drop movie references into casual conversation.
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Enabler (noun): a person who enables another to persist in negative or self-destructive behaviour. The Netflix original film 6 Balloons explores the dynamics between ‘addict’ and ‘enabler’ through the lens of a tense brother/sister relationship.
If you think the premise behind Amy Schumer’s latest romp I Feel Pretty seems familiar, you’d be right. Switch out Schumer for Jack Black and insert Tony Robbins in place of a motivating SoulCycle trainer and you’ll find this well-intentioned romantic comedy bears a striking resemblance to 2001’s Shallow Hal.
Prepare to see Martin Freeman face-off against the undead in the post-apocalyptic thriller Cargo, set in Outback Australia.
Annihilation is a skillfully crafted sci-fi from the brilliant mind of Alex Garland, that will leave you seeking answers long after the credits have ended.
If you’re going to make a film that will likely insult an entire country, you’d better make certain it holds up. With Veep creator Armando Iannucci at the helm, along with a star-studded cast including comedy royalty in Michael Palin, The Death of Stalin should impress. But doesn’t. Instead, this British satire may be off-putting to even the most non-PC western audiences.
Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley’s latest project Adrift is a film about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds.
Ideal Home is a lighthearted comedy about a bickering couple who suddenly find themselves thrust into parenthood, that comfortably finds a home somewhere in the feel-good realm of 2006’s Little Miss Sunshine.
The Shape of Water and Guillermo del Toro win the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar respectively at the 90th Annual Academy Awards.
Netflix dropped the first trailer for the Jared Leto-starring film The Outsider – a crime-thriller centering on a Westerner’s immersion into the dangerous criminal underworld of the Yakuza.
After 35 years of marriage, Sandra (Imelda Staunton) stumbles upon her husband Mike (John Sessions) in the cellar with their close friend Pam (Josie Lawrence) – Pam’s tacky red lipstick smeared across his face. And so it goes in the British comedy-drama from director Richard Loncraine, Finding Your Feet.
Whether your allegiance is with Marvel or DC, there’s no denying that the Joker is one of the greatest comic book villains of all time, and Joaquin Phoenix, one of the best of actors of his generation.
Studios routinely use January-February as a dumping ground for their un-loved films; genre movies with B-list actors that earn neither critical nor commercial success. Den of Thieves may appear to meet the criteria, but don’t let that deceive you. It’s a gritty character-driven thriller that doesn’t play to the stereotypical, and works hard in its 140-minute runtime to shake the ‘dump’ month stigma.
Tom Cruise is back to his death-defying ways as Ethan Hunt in the 6th instalment of the Mission Impossible action franchise.