Spencer Movie Review
Things were not helping by her choice of partner. To say Prince Charles came with baggage is a severe understatement. His heart lie elsewhere and the marriage was little more than transactional. Her unhappiness after almost a decade in the circus is palpable in almost every scene. Director Pablo Larraín (Jackie and Ema) and Cinematographer Claire Mathon sell the bleakness with washed-out colours and grey skies.
With Hollywood typecasting in full swing, you know ...
House Of Gucci Movie Review
Having caught a documentary before seeing the film on the real-life story that underlines this tale, it only hints at the depravity and manipulation that took place. Everyone has an agenda and they are all completely self-serving. The acting is also gloriously overstated and perfectly suits this fable of overindulgence. Lady Gaga is particularly adaptable at this excess.
There is entertainment to be had in several ways. It’s a lot of fun to catch the scenes that ...
King Richard Movie Review
The sisters, both Serena and Venus’ ascendancy into the upper echelon of the tennis world, a world of old money and privilege has been encouraging to behold. Their start in more than humble beginnings only makes their accomplishments more vivid. This film highlights the struggles that the family faced with the entrenched attitudes at the time and the financial hardships as well.
Once the sisters’ tennis prowess becomes known outside the local community, the ...
The King’s Man Movie Review
This edition, a prequel is set in the early days of the twentieth century, it starts with the Second Boer War and then fast forwards to World War One. Its main focus is that of Orlando Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) his son Conrad (Harris Dickinson) and his house staff that consists of Shola (Djimon Hounsou) and Polly Wilkins (Gemma Arterton). The two are trusted and very capable.
Unlike the two previous films Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingman: The Golden Circle, ...
Red Rocket Movie Review
He sets about to make some hardscrabble profits from selling weed, one spliff at a time. In his travels, he comes across the fresh-faced young thing Strawberry (Suzanna Son) working behind the counter of a doughnut shop. He proceeds to seduce her with his bad-boy charm. What at first seems innocent enough soon turns dark as his intentions become clear.
The film presents that feeling of being repulsed by its characters as their world is a grotty one and their ...
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Movie Review
Original writer (along with Dan Aykroyd and Rick Moranis) and lead player Harold Ramis, who sadly passed away in 2014 is given a lovely presence in this new effort. The young Reitman fills the film with wonderful easter eggs of both the subtle and obvious kind for established fans and newbies alike.
Transferring the setting to small-town USA gives the new cast less competition in regards to iconic locations and places the emphasis on character development and ...
The Matrix Resurrections Movie Review
It also pleasantly shifts some of the focus from male to female with Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) being the real hero of the revisit. The technological landscape of today is dramatically different from that in 1999 when the first Matrix film debuted. There was the paranoia on the Y2K bug and the relative infancy of a thing called the internet that drove public sentiment. Now it's social media that controls the minds.
This change is not reflected much in the storyl...
Delicious Movie Review
Set in France in the seventeen-eighties right before the Revolution. Fine food was only the privilege of the rich and entitled. It was their way of sharing their status and wealth and as such a quality chef was a prized employee. They also held their job at the whim of their employer.
Master chef Pierre Manceron (Grégory Gadebois) has a falling out with his employer, the extremely pretentious Le duc de Chamfort (Benjamin Lavernhe) and leaves his employ. He ends ...
Sing 2 Movie Review
Set in the world of the theatre, both big and small we get to know the crazy menagerie of animated animals that make up the cast of a work put on by Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey). A talent scout Suki (Chelsea Peretti) who works for super promotor Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale) sees the production and is unimpressed. This sets Buster on a path to eventually putting the musical on in the big smoke. A thinly disguised Las Vegas-like town called Redshore City.
Licorice Pizza Movie Review
Experiencing life in Southern California in the seventies and actually visiting many Licorice Pizza record stores and also owning a waterbed, this film and Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood have been an interesting experience in nostalgia. While Q.T.'s take was more visual and grand, Anderson’s focus is more character-driven and less extravagant.
The inhabitants of this world are not superheroes (well maybe Bradley Cooper’s take on Jon Peters might ...