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.”

His Dark Materials. (BBC/HBO) Season 2. Review.

This critic is now getting to the point with this blog where he is covering new seasons of previously reviewed shows. His thoughts on season one as a fan of the franchise are easily available. With some of the choices made folding in material from later on in the source material throughout the first seasonContinue reading “His Dark Materials. (BBC/HBO) Season 2. Review.”

Black Beauty (2020.) Quick Review.

This Disney + original (acquired rather than produced in house)is the latest adaptation of the Anna Sewell novel features Mackenzie Foy in the lead live-action role and Kate Winslet as the voice of the horse. Director-writer and editor Ashley Avis shows off her hugely impressive visual eye but it’s not hard to see why theContinue reading “Black Beauty (2020.) Quick Review.”

Cleaning Out My Film Rentals. #4 Motherless Brooklyn. Paragraph Review.

Edward Norton directs and stars as a private eye with terzets investigating his bosses murder in 1950s New York in this adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel.  The film has a strong supporting cast (Gugu Mbatha-Raw  ,Bruce Willis, Bobby Cannavale, Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe among others) but despite Norton delivering a really strong centralContinue reading “Cleaning Out My Film Rentals. #4 Motherless Brooklyn. Paragraph Review.”

Lockdown Streaming Reviews. #14. Normal People. (BBCIpayer/Hulu)

It is rare that something hits the zeitgeist in a way that’s entirely deserved. Normal People looks very unassuming on the surface. 12 half-hour episodes cover a very straightforward twenty-something love story following two small town Irish schoolmates from secondary school to the completion of studies at Trinity College: Dublin. After watching this show itContinue reading “Lockdown Streaming Reviews. #14. Normal People. (BBCIpayer/Hulu)”

His Dark Materials (BBC/ HBO.) Season 1. Review (Mild Spoilers.)

As a fan of the franchise I was very excited to see that Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials would be getting a proper adaptation attempt in the wake of Netflix doing a pretty solid job with A Series of Unfortunate Events (another franchise i’m a fan of with a very similar adaptation history.) Does thisContinue reading “His Dark Materials (BBC/ HBO.) Season 1. Review (Mild Spoilers.)”