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Amsterdam Movie Review

This actual event, the Wall Street Putsch of 1933 as it was known was an attempt by a group of rich industrialists to overthrow the then government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and install a dictator of their choosing. That event informs the events of Amsterdam but in a roundabout way.   //   The main cast of characters are made up of a trio brought together by World War I. Doctor Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale) the evening’s narrator and the soul of the procee...

Don’t Worry Darling Movie Review

Don't Worry Darling is a challenging experience but one that will reward those that don’t need to be spoon-fed their films. Its narrative is something on the surface but almost entirely different under that facade. Its bright and colourful fifties persona hides a dark secret.   //   Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) lead an idyllic life and seem lustfully in love. The desert community in which they live mirrors the fifties lifestyle perfectly, too perfect...

Italian Film Festival – Power of Rome Movie Review

Framing the tale of Rome around an actor playing Cesar and explaining the events surrounding that tragic leader’s fate is a novel way to begin a documentary on the history of the Roman Empire and its most famous city. Power of Rome takes liberty with form in its attempt to add something new to a much discussed topic.   //   After Leo walks off set he is soon found by a member of the film crew played by Giorgia Spinelli. As they take a scooter ride around the local ...

DC League of Super-Pets Movie Review

Fast forward to when both creatures are grown up and Krypto (Dwayne Johnson) and the man of steel (John Krasinski) share accommodations in a walk-up flat in the city of Metropolis. They fight crime and do most everything together until that pesky reporter Lois Lane (Olivia Wilde) enters the scene.   //   From that point on, things are played mostly for laughs with some life sessions thrown in for good measure. A guinea pig named Lulu (Kate McKinnon) inherits superpowers ...

Italian Film Festival – The Perfect Dinner Movie Review

Carmine shows Pasquale he lacks the killer instinct and is sent away to run a money laundering scheme surrounding the running of a restaurant. While there Carmine meets Consuelo (Greta Scarano). She is a headstrong chef who used to work at the restaurant that was taken over. They butt heads as their paths cross around town but soon she is hired as head chef as Carmine sees the running of this restaurant as a way of creating something that is his and giving him the ability to excel at ...

Bodies Bodies Bodies Movie Review

Gleaming details from the advertising and trailers that the film is marketed as a horror comedy, you think to yourself I hope these youths start getting picked off and soon. Sticking with it does have its payoff in part two though.   //   From the midpoint on, it’s very funny and its social commentary is as deadly as its body count. The hurricane party becomes less the cause of the mayhem and more the backdrop for human maleficence. By the film’s end, several ...

Ticket To Paradise Movie Review

The story is set in Bali and that beautiful land is utilised to the fullest. The scenery is stunning and the locals and their customs are absolutely endearing. Almost every frame could be blown up poster size and work in an upmarket travel agency. From sunrise to sunset, it’s all dazzling.   //   The story revolves around a dedicatedly divorced couple played by Clooney and Roberts. They race to the islands in hope of preventing the rushed marriage of their recent law ...

Terror On The Prairie Movie Review

Left out on the vacant plains with only her young son and newborn daughter is Hattie McAllister played by Gina Carano (of Deadpool fame). She is one tough lady and when the Captain and his crew roll up on her homestead, she provides more resistance than they could have ever imagined.   //   What ensues is a standoff in the grand tradition of Westerns. The Captain and his men were on the losing side of the American Civil War and lost family and friends to the marauding ...

Moonage Daydream Movie Review

Morgen (Producer of Cobain: Montage of Heck and The Kid Stays in the Picture) continues with his idiosyncratic take on the documentary genre. The story is mostly told in audio clips from Bowie himself and does its best to lay out his artistic vision.   //   It’s interesting how much of a male view this is and gives short shift to the women in his life that helped him at numerous points in his career. Iman barley gets a mention and 'Angie' Angela Barnett not at all. ...

Three Thousand Years of Longing Movie Review

You may think you know where the story goes from here but it veers into a much more interesting narrative. It’s more about The Djinn’s (Idris Elba) story and how he came to be trapped in the bottle. Few actors have the gravitas vocally as Elba and it’s used to great effect as he spins his tale.   //   As the story expands you find the loneliness that The Djinn has experienced being trapped in the bottle for centuries is equally matched by Alithea’s emotionally ...