Margaret Pomeranz, otherwise known as the feisty first lady of Australian cinema and the person we would emphatically like to be when we grow up, has been reviewing movies for more than three decades.
In all that time, though, she says she has only ever walked out of one film, and it’s not one that you might immediately think.
While Pomeranz’s tenure as a reviewer has included the entirety of Adam Sandler‘s output, from Grown Ups to I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, she actually mustered up the courage to to sit through all of those.
In an interview with News Corp, she revealed that her one and only walkout was from Son Of Saul, a Hungarian drama that screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Though the critically-praised movie was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes, and is currently shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards, it evidently proved too much for Pomeranz to handle.
In the same interview, she reflected on some of her favourite films of this year, which included Trainwreck – “really clever and brave” – Sicario, and The Martian.
She also had some high praise for San Andreas, saying:
Dwayne Johnson seems to have a rather limited range as an actor but there is something reassuring about his presence on screen, so that I can go to a film like San Andreas — which actually had some quite spectacular visual effects — and feel reassured that despite the mayhem it’s all going to turn out all right in the end. Because The Rock’s there!
Next time The Rock has a movie out, we totally bags seeing it with Pomeranz.
Story: News Corp
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