Tagged Jessie Buckley

Judy (Goold, 2019)

I find it difficult to be too hard on a film that is so irrevocably buoyed by its lead performance, and such is the case with Judy, a film which wouldn’t have passed muster without its star. For, admittedly, there is a lot here that I found lacking, all of which still bring down the film’s…

Beast (Pearce, 2017)

I liked the idea of Beast more than the execution, which is on the over-stylised side for my taste. All the moody lighting and portentous music distracts from the visceral darkness of the story, and the way it plumbs the unknown recesses of human nature. That aspect holds up: Moll’s lifelong traumas and her confusion over the agency of…