Film: Pugh steals the show in Marvel’s latest ripping yarn
Cate Shortland’s blockbuster links its heroine’s tortured past with the reality of how women are still oppressed globally
Directed by Cate Shortland
Directed by Pietro Marcello
Selected cinemas, no cert
Given the events of recent Avengers movies, we can safely assume that Marvel’s stand-alone spin-off Black Widow will be Scarlett Johansson’s last outing as the Soviet-era spy Natasha Romanova. An overdue exploration of how this kick-ass killer became who she is, Australian director Cate Shortland’s superhero blockbuster smoothly connects the fantasy of ...