Amsterdam. Quick Review.

One of online film discourses’ favourite things to trot out every time he makes a new film is that David O Russell is a terrible person. That said his variety of star power-driven mid-level Oscar bait has always proved successful enough for a variety of studios to finance it. As this writer has said inContinue reading “Amsterdam. Quick Review.”

Peter Rabbit 2. Who Is This For?

Director Will Gluck has spent the seven years leading up to his Peter Rabbit sequel making two of the worst family films of this generation. Annie (2014) was a disgustingly autotuned, cringe-inducing embarrassment. It should be a black mark on the careers of all involved. His first Peter Rabbit film may be among the mostContinue reading “Peter Rabbit 2. Who Is This For?”

Bombshell. Review.

This well-intentioned dramatisation of the #metoo scandal that eventually took down Fox News chief Roger Ailes was incredibly frustrating. It’s well acted especially by Charlize Theron as Megan Kelly (the only element of the film deserving of the Oscar nominations it has received) but in general the film has a massive tone problem. It’s farContinue reading “Bombshell. Review.”