Man VS Bee. Netflix. Review.

Projects like this seem like the kind of thing that it would be easy to take Netflix to task for. The product that causes an avalanche of snarky quote tweets that say certain things with the hope of going viral. Then you have the critics who might have watched the series but we’ll give itContinue reading “Man VS Bee. Netflix. Review.”

Projects Like “Men” Bring With Them The Worst Type of Online Film Discourse

Alex Garland at his best is one of the most engaging and propulsive genre screenwriters out there. His ability to combine this with enough metaphorical and interpretive elements to please the analysis over emotional response viewer might be his secret weapon. His slightly ponderous FX mini-series Devs was something of a step back. On paper,Continue reading “Projects Like “Men” Bring With Them The Worst Type of Online Film Discourse”

Good Luck To You Leo Grande. Very Quick Review

An ageing , sexually restrained and widowed former secondary school teacher (Emma Thompson) hires a free-spirited sex worker (Daryl McCormack) in this stagey but pleasant romantic comedy. The piece doesn’t offer much beyond watching the two central characters meet in the same hotel room on four occasions ( hence the somewhat theatrical feel to proceedings.)Continue reading “Good Luck To You Leo Grande. Very Quick Review”

Benediction. Very Quick Review.

One of the latest instances of British #filmtwitter getting behind films with otherwise limited commercial appeal is this unconventional biopic from director Terrence Davis. Jack Loudon and Peter Capaldi play older and younger versions of the renowned WWI anti-war poet Siegfried Sassoon. Starting in the period immediately following Sassoon’s psychiatric evaluation due to his anti-warContinue reading “Benediction. Very Quick Review.”

The Northman. Quick Review(Suggestive Spoilers)

Robert Eggers is one of the brand of filmmakers that gets treated like a messiah on certain film discussion portions of the internet. His films are for the hugely pretentious built-for analysis over genuine substance crowd that loves his brand of purely aesthetic-driven filmmaking. Eggers will always have a devoted cult audience that will treatContinue reading “The Northman. Quick Review(Suggestive Spoilers)”

Kermode and Mayo’s Take. First Impressions.

Let’s finish off our impromptu trilogy covering the initial iteration of the Kermode and Mayo show and its continuation. This was in the form of the self-proclaimed “new home of Kermode and Mayo” in Kermode and Mayo’s Take. This listener was not entirely sure what his expectations were. going in as he pressed play onContinue reading “Kermode and Mayo’s Take. First Impressions.”

What An Earth Even Is “The Nan Movie.”

On the weekend beginning March 18th a very small corner of the UK Film discussion scene found a new easy target. This would enable critics to plug out their worst list with a film that seemed so severely out of touch that it’s hard to believe it’s even got released in 2022. This was theContinue reading “What An Earth Even Is “The Nan Movie.””

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. Review. Exactly What you Would Expect.

Let’s finish off our coverage of material produced for the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of the Philosopher’s Stone film. It’s time for the big one. The much-advertised reunion special. Released on New Year’s Day to a great amount of fanfare it was going to do gangbuster streaming numbers regardless of quality. Even ifContinue reading “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. Review. Exactly What you Would Expect.”

The Last Letter From Your Lover. Quick Review.

This author is not expressly familiar with Jojo Moyes. He can make some general assumptions about the vibe given off, based on the ubiquity of seeing her romance novels in the bestseller charts. On the surface, they appear to be the sort of thing exclusively targeted at wine moms who run book clubs. Nevertheless, viewersContinue reading “The Last Letter From Your Lover. Quick Review.”

The Sparks Brothers. Review.

If there’s a general theme among all of Edgar Wrights lockdown work It’s approaching the topics he covers with a sincere and infectious heart. Whether it’s his work spotlighting the importance of the big screen experience. Writing an essay about someone who he considers important within the film space. Or in this case, putting togetherContinue reading “The Sparks Brothers. Review.”