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THE LAUNDROMAT (2019): The Thing I Liked…

The Laundromat (2019),Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas
The Laundromat (2019),Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas

Steven Soderbergh’s latest drama The Laundromat is inspired by the ‘Panama Papers’ scandal;  The 2016 publication of leaked documents detailing financial and attorney / client information for more than two hundred thousand offshore entities. A leak that led to the eventual shut down of one of the largest providers of offshore financial services, Mossack Fonseca & Co.

Focused on educating and entertaining, I found Soderbergh’s film to be only partly successful at both. This is mainly because I had trouble staying engaged. Particularly, to my surprise, for much of Antonio Banderas and Gary Oldman’s scenes. The way the film is written, structured and edited certainly didn’t help matters.

Soderbergh essentially shared the stories of some of the dealings of the offshore organisations / individuals who were helping the rich take advantage and get away with it. And they did it all with the help of the likes of Banderas and Oldman’s characters – the pair behind law firms like Mossack Fonseca & Co.

Eventually the whistleblower shows up; a character who, in real life has managed to remain anonymous, and this is where Soderbergh and the writers decided to get creative and give a face to the person behind the leak. It would be great to say that this is when things got really interesting. Sadly, no – due to the aforementioned story structure issues which resulted in the whole experience feeling quite disjointed.

The Laundromat felt like a series of very loosely linked stories that were somewhat entertaining on their own but together they didn’t make for a well put together finished product. Meryl Streep was of courser watchable, as always but that just wasn’t enough in the end.

Watch The Laundromat if you’re really, REALLY curious. 

Happy Film Loving

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THE LAUNDROMAT (2019): New Trailer For Steven Soderbergh Movie Starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas…

The Laundromat (2019), Meryl Streep, Netflix
The Laundromat (2019), Meryl Streep, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Laundromat (2019).


In new drama The Laundromat, Meryl Streep is a widow who takes it upon herself to investigate an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners (Antonio Banderas, Gary Oldman)…

Directed by Steven Soderbergh; additional key cast includes Sharon Stone, Matthias Schoenaerts, David Schwimmer, Melissa Rauch…

I’m definitely in for the esteemed cast, director and the hints of humour.

James Cromwell, Alex Pettyfer, Robert Patrick, Will Forte, Jeffrey Wright, Rosalind Chao and Mourad Zaoui also star.

The Laundromat Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US) / Internet; November 1st 2019 (US)…

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MARY (2019): New Trailer From Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Jennifer Esposito…

Mary (2019), Gary Oldman
Mary (2019), Gary Oldman

From director Michael Goi, Mary is a new horror movie starring Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer and Jennifer Esposito.

The scares begin soon after a family interested in starting a charter-boat business buys a ship that holds terrifying secrets. Secrets that only surface once they’re out on isolated waters with no one else around…

The idea of ghosts and demons are certainly scary enough for me. What’s interesting is that Mary is taking the scares to the open sea. I therefore wish the best of luck to all the non-swimmers and thalassophobics (those with an intense and persistent fear of the sea and distance from land), who happen to love horror movies.

I haven’t quite figured out where the family are supposed to be from based on their accents. Any ideas?

Stefanie Scott, Owen Teague, Michael Landes, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Natalie Jean, Chloe Perrin, Claire Byrne, Kathryn Kellly and Griffin Hood also star.

Mary Release Dates: October 11th, 2019 (US)…

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DARKEST HOUR (2017): New Trailer From Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas…

Darkest Hour (2017), Gary Oldman
Darkest Hour (2017), Gary Oldman

Darkest Hour is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement (2007) and  stars Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie tells the story of Winston Churchill’s most defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation…

I’ll see this because Oldman is great and it sounds as though he may have nailed Churchill’s voice. There’s also Churchill’s very famous inspirational quotes to look forward to.

Darkest Hour Release Dates: November 22nd, 2017 (US); January 12th, 20018 (UK)…

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