Emily in Paris is Still Garbage. It’s Not Worth Getting Offended at Its Very Existence.

Emily in Paris is one of the easiest targets in the streaming sphere. This author fed into that last year with his coverage of The first season. So why did this viewer even bother with the sophomore season? There are two reasons. Ultimately there is something rather memetic and memorable about just how atrocious theContinue reading “Emily in Paris is Still Garbage. It’s Not Worth Getting Offended at Its Very Existence.”

Waitress (UK Tour, Aberdeen ) Quick Review.

It’s rare for this viewer to go to his local theatre. Honestly, there isn’t that much that comes as far north within Scotland as Aberdeen and the shows that do are often the same usual suspects. Much as. We don’t get the new Disney stage version of Beauty and the Beast or the current HeathersContinue reading “Waitress (UK Tour, Aberdeen ) Quick Review.”

The Boss Baby :Family Business. Quick Review.

The original Boss Baby is very much the film it appears to be on the surface. Far from the worst thing ever but extending a one-joke gimmick premise and mining all the expected jokes from it over 90 minutes. Surely it doesn’t need to be thought about a great deal beyond that. Viewers would thinkContinue reading “The Boss Baby :Family Business. Quick Review.”

Here Today. Quick Review.

Here is a Billy Crystal vanity project. He co-writes, directs and plays the lead, in this dramedy a veteran Late night comedy writer and early onset dementia patient. He develops an unlikely friendship with accidental lunch date Tiffany Haddish in this decidedly schmaltzy melodrama. The film is also a member of a strange collection ofContinue reading “Here Today. Quick Review.”

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.”

Riders of Justice. Quick Review.

This odd Danish thriller starring Mads Mikkelsen has been kicking around and building buzz on the festival circuit for a while. It’s hard to work out what to say about it. It does begin with events that result in Mikkelsen’s central character losing his wife. From that point, it’s a decidedly strange mix of blackContinue reading “Riders of Justice. Quick Review.”

Supernova. Quick Review

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a couple taking what could be their last holiday together well dealing with the aftermath of Tuccis early-onset dementia diagnosis in this tender British LGBTQ drama. The central performances here are terrific. There’s something strangely reassuring about watching two great actors effectively delivering some gentle banter. The script doesContinue reading “Supernova. Quick Review”

Bo Burnham’s Inside is Not Funny. It’s All The Better For It

This author was lucky enough to get to see Bo Burnham introduce the Scottish Premiere for his first feature Eighth Grade At the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival. As an usher escorted this viewer to his wheelchair space his question was “big Bo Burnham fan.” Huge One of my favourite Moments at any screening occurred whenContinue reading “Bo Burnham’s Inside is Not Funny. It’s All The Better For It”

Thunder Force. Quick Review.

Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone are very easy targets in the world of film criticism. In a way, this is justified. The movies they make as a team tend to be atrocious with the sense that the husband is piggybacking off his wife success within the Hollywood machine. Their R rated efforts willContinue reading “Thunder Force. Quick Review.”

Palm Springs. Quick Review.

This Hulu original time loop comedy/Rom-Com starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Miloti debuted in the US to a fair amount of acclaim last year. It was one of the films this critic was most eager to see get picked up, in the UK. Amazon finally gave it a home and it released a few weeksContinue reading “Palm Springs. Quick Review.”