Despite the online doomsayers, Hunger Games prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes opened strongly, which will unfortunately mean more prequels. Apart from that, the surprisingly wide release of Saltburn saw some sites doing boffo business, whilst too many were DOA – should be interesting to see the screen spread for that one in Week 2. Speaking of DOA, it doesn’t look like Thanksgiving means much to Australian audiences, understandably.
… subverts the conventions of its predecessors to create a work of glorious and heart-breaking ego death.
Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson discuss the making of prequel, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
… veers from solid thriller to screeching, demented trash theatre with appealing abandon.