The fact that director Jason Moore hasn’t gone on to bigger and better things since helming the first Pitch Perfect is one of the great questions in this author’s mind over the last 10 years. Moore went off to make the Tina Fey/ Amy Poehler vehicle Sisters with a really funny John Cena cameo andContinue reading “Shotgun Wedding. Review.”
Category Archives: Romance
Empire of Light. Review.
In the aftermath of the pandemic, filmmakers at various levels have been developing a certain Messiah complex regarding the COVID impacted prematurely bleak future for the cinema industry in the post-pandemic and streaming environment. This doesn’t acknowledge the fact this landscape has had billion-dollar movies and blockbuster cinema will be absolutely fine. As James CameronContinue reading “Empire of Light. Review.”
Bones and All. Quick Review.
Sometimes a project doesn’t need a great deal beyond a very specific log line to sell it to a certain audience. Given that Call Me By Your Name was this author’s second favourite film of 2016 the thought that Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet were re-teaming for YA adjacent cannibal movie (beyond the inherent ironyContinue reading “Bones and All. Quick Review.”
Bros. Quick Review.
The box office failure of this LGBTQ rom-com in the US has been something of a talking point among those that emotionally invested in the success of media. Oh no. A fairly standard R-rated rated com with the only mild novelty being the sexuality of the characters underperformed theatrically. In an era where the majorityContinue reading “Bros. Quick Review.”
Three Thousand Years of Longing. Quick Review.
How do you follow up on the most overrated film of the last 10 years? Mad Max: Fury Road. A visually sumptuous and technically splendid opus with no emotional engagement whatsoever. If you’re George Miller this question has two answers as posited by his follow-up feature. Make something that is just as visually splendid inContinue reading “Three Thousand Years of Longing. Quick Review.”
Ticket to Paradise. Quick Review.
A lot of discourse within the streaming era revolves around the fact there are no longer any bona fide box office draw movie stars as of 2022. Certain media outlets’ coverage may consent that Tom Cruise is the last of his kind in terms of drawing in an audience. Yet anyone who has been exposedContinue reading “Ticket to Paradise. Quick Review.”
Deep Water. Quick Review.
Ben Affleck is the serial killer to his promiscuous wife (Ana de Armas) lovers in this incredibly po-faced attempt at “elevated trash.” A Fox cast off this thing has been relegated to streaming for very good reason. Judd Apatow’s The Bubble might be the worst film of the year but this is certainly the mostContinue reading “Deep Water. Quick Review.”
Fresh. Quick Review
This reviewer heard some buzz regarding this Fox/Disney acquisition from Sundance when it premiered. Given it’s an adult-orientated movie from the House of Mouse it forgoes theatrical release and is sent straight to streaming. Daisy Edgar Jones plays a central character struggling with the perils of modern dating. She meets Sebastian Stan in a supermarketContinue reading “Fresh. Quick Review”
The Tinder Swindler. Quick Review. (Spoilers After Rating)
Netflix’s latest true crime flavour of the month is this feature documentary focusing on an Israeli con artist. He told his victims he was a member of a key family within the diamond industry. He then slotted into a very elaborate credit card Ponzi scheme. It’s not difficult why this documentary and story generally hasContinue reading “The Tinder Swindler. Quick Review. (Spoilers After Rating)”
Marry Me. Quick Review.
When her fiancé (reggaeton star Maluma) is discovered cheating just as they are about to get married on stage a celebrity musician ( Jennifer Lopez( decides to complete the stunt with a random single father ( Owen Wilson) instead. Things play out exactly as you would expect from there. Given the garish premise and trailer,Continue reading “Marry Me. Quick Review.”