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”
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Cleaning Out my Film Rentals. #6. Misbehaviour.
This dramatization of the controversy surrounding the Miss World 1970 pageant is a very odd beast. On the one hand it wants to be the kind of crowd-pleasing British comedy that seems dime a dozen with Keira Knightley as the outsider joining the plucky and passionate early days of the Women’s Liberation movement. On the other hand, it wants to focus on howContinue reading “Cleaning Out my Film Rentals. #6. Misbehaviour.”
Doolittle. Movie Review.
I absolutely love seeing “WTF Hollywood” style disasters. There’s quite a few of these over past few years but the most memorable have been Collateral Beauty,The Book Of Henry and Cats all films with material so insanely misjudged they have to be seen to be believed. When the new Robert Downey Jr take on DrContinue reading “Doolittle. Movie Review.”
Judy. Paragraph Movie Review
Renée Zellweger delivers an absolutely incredible central performance in what is otherwise a fairly standard but solid biographical drama focused on concerts performed by Judy Garland in London 6 months prior to her death. Whatever problems the film has the central performance keeps it engaging throughout. This is to the extent that a lot ofContinue reading “Judy. Paragraph Movie Review”