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At Eternity's Gate

25 Mar 20194 stars

This superb Vincent van Gogh biopic starring Willem Dafoe may be the definitive film about the artist

There have probably been more films about Vincent van Gogh than any other artist, from the Kirk Douglas-starrer Lust for Life in 1956, to last year's animated Loving Vincent. But, rather than feeling like overkill, Julian Schnabel may well have made the…

Oscar Isaac wants to make Spanish movie

13 Mar 2019

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Oscar Isaac wants to film a movie in Spanish. The 'Triple Frontier' star is keen to make a movie in his native tongue, following the success of 'Roma' during the recent awards season as it is also filmed entirely in the Spanish language. He said…

Triple Frontier

11 Mar 20192 stars

Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac head up a macho morality tale centring on an audacious heist

Contrary to what the generically macho title suggests, Triple Frontier is something of an oddity. JC Chandor follows A Most Violent Year by joining forces with Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal for a heist-flick-cum-wilderness-adventure with…

Oscar Isaac in final talks for Dune reboot

30 Jan 2019

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Oscar Isaac is in final talks to portray Timothee Chalamet's on-screen father Duke Leto Atreides in the 'Dune' reboot. The 39-year-old actor is poised join the 'Call Me By Your Name' star's alter-ego Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi movie…

Life Itself

31 Dec 20182 stars

Overambitious, soap opera-style drama from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman

A hit television series like This Is Us wins you a lot of good will. Life Itself trades on that as series creator Dan Fogelman unleashes a sprawling, unruly, multi-generational tearjerker that attempts to transfer his TV template to the more constricted…

Oscar Isaac: Leia's Star Wars farewell is beautiful

21 Nov 2018

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Oscar Isaac says 'Star Wars: Episode IX' deals with the death of Princess Leia in a "really beautiful way". Carrie Fisher – the actress who played the character, known as General Leia Organa in the new trilogy – sadly passed away in December 2016 at…

Oscar Isaac: X-Men Apocalypse was excruciating

19 Nov 2018

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Oscar Isaac found 'X-Men: Apocalypse' "excruciating" to film. The 39-year-old actor played the role of titular supervillian Apocalypse in the 2016 Marvel movie, and has said the filming process was a nightmare because of the heavy suit he had to wear…

Oscar Isaac bemoans Hollywood's 'representation issue'

15 Oct 2018

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Oscar Isaac feels there's an "issue of representation" in Hollywood. The 59-year-old actor – who was born in Guatemala – has claimed that more needs to be done in order to challenge the lack of diversity in the movie industry. He explained: "I…

Oscar Isaac plans year-long break from work

15 Oct 2018

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Oscar Isaac is taking a year off after filming 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 39-year-old actor – who plays Poe Dameron in the money-spinning sci-fi movies – has revealed he plans to take a year-long hiatus from the movie industry once he's shot his…

CoCo and the Butterfields set to perform at London For Guatemala benefit

31 Jul 2018

Music gossip

Oscar Isaac has asked the up-and-coming UK band CoCo and The Butterfields to perform at London For Guatemala. The Guatemalan-American actor - who previously appeared in hits such as 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis' - is a huge…

Annihilation

5 Mar 20184 stars

Alex Garland follows the acclaimed Ex Machina with another thrilling sci-fi vision

British writer-director Alex Garland has adapted the first part of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy from memory, after reading the novel just once. The result is a visually eerie creative explosion packed full of grand ideas that recall…

Oscar Isaac in talks for The Addams Family

18 Dec 2017

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Oscar Isaac is in line to voice a starring role in the new animated movie adaptation of 'The Addams Family'. The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' actor will lend his vocal talents to the head of the family, Gomez Addams, if talks with MGM are successful…

Oscar Isaac: Happy to be alive in Star Wars

14 Dec 2017

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Oscar Isaac is very happy Poe Dameron wasn't killed off in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. The 38-year-old actor stars as the Resistance X-wing fighter pilot and one of the most trusted operatives for General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), and he was…

Oscar Isaac teases Last Jedi storyline

21 Nov 2017

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Oscar Isaac has revealed his character Poe Dameron in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' doesn't trust Admiral Holdo. The 38-year-old actor is reprising his role as the Resistance fighter in the eighth instalment of the sci-fi franchise alongside newcomer…

Suburbicon

14 Sep 20173 stars

TIFF 2017: Matt Damon is cast against type in George Clooney's tonally uncertain satire

The best laid plans go hysterically awry in Suburbicon, a gleeful skewering of America's dark heart from director George Clooney. Co-author of the script with Grant Heslov and the Coen brothers, Clooney serves up a jarring mixture of pitch black comedy…

Oscar Isaac teases Carrie Fisher's role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

11 Aug 2017

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Princess Leia will act as a guiding light for Poe Dameron in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Actress Carrie Fisher - who passed away in December last year - will maker her last-ever appearance as the iconic character in the much-anticipated new movie and…

Oscar Isaac: Who's Gary Barlow?

5 May 2017

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Oscar Isaac doesn't know who Gary Barlow is, despite the pair both having roles in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. The 46-year-old Take That frontman revealed in March that he does have a small cameo role in the upcoming eighth instalment of the popular…

Oscar Isaac: The Promise needed a love story

26 Apr 2017

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Oscar Isaac says 'The Promise' needed a love story to balance the horror shown in the movie which deals with the 1915 Armenian Genocide. In the film, the 38-year-old actor - who plays Poe Dameron in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - plays character…

The Promise

24 Apr 20173 stars

Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac are romantic rivals in this involving but overcooked historical drama

This epic romantic drama delivers its history lesson in an attractively accessible, time-honoured cinematic fashion. In reminding us about an almost forgotten genocide, writer-director Terry George and co-writer Robin Swicord set a classic love triangle…

Oscar Isaac shares letter from Alec Guinness mocking Star Wars

14 Mar 2016

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Oscar Isaac shared a letter from Sir Alec Guinness in which he revealed he didn't like his 'Star Wars' character Obi Wan Kenobi at the Letters Live event in London on Sunday (13.03.16). The 36-year-old actor - who joined the sci-fi franchise last…

Oscar Isaac resigned himself to Star Wars cameo

22 Dec 2015

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Oscar Isaac had resigned himself to a "cameo" in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' until J.J. Abrams changed his mind. The 36-year-old actor was initially told his part as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron would only bit a short-lived role, which he accepted…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

16 Dec 20155 stars

JJ Abrams' confident direction ensures a triumphant return for the beloved space saga

After all the hype, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here – and fans can rejoice. Episode VII is sensational. With J.J. Abrams directing, the saga is in safe hands – something that can be sensed from the very first sentence of the traditional text…

Oscar Isaac got uncle part in Star Wars

19 Mar 2015

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Oscar Isaac got his uncle a part in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. The 35-year-old actor plays character Poe Dameron in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel and his uncle was thrilled when he found out his nephew was going to be in the movie because…

Oscar Isaac enjoys teasing Star Wars fans

30 Jan 2015

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Oscar Isaac thinks it's "fun" to tease people about 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. The 35-year-old actor has been cast in the much-anticipated new film and has been sworn to secrecy about its plotline, but admits he likes keeping friends and family…

Ex Machina

19 Jan 20154 stars

Smart, skilfully constructed sci-fi from Alex Garland featuring Alicia Vikander

Novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland’s directorial debut is an unsettling, teasing and thought-provoking sci-fi, centred around artificial intelligence. When Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) wins a work competition to fly to his CEO’s home to take part in a…