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Despicable Me 4 Movie Review

Then when his ex-schoolmate and now sworn enemy Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell) and his girlfriend Valentina (Sofía Vergara) escape from incarceration and vow lethal revenge, it turns Gru and his family’s life upside down. They are soon whisked off into witness protection and relocated to a posh neighbourhood where they do anything but fit in. Add to this the sycophantic next-door neighbour Poppy Prescott (Joey King) who forces Gru back into the life.   //   With a more ...

Spanish Film Festival 2024 – The Teacher Who Promised the Sea Movie Review

The film is based on the book Unearthing the Silence: Antoni Benaiges, the master who promises the sea by Francesc Escribano and it is a powerful indictment against unchecked power and conservative thinking. In 1935 Antoni began teaching in a small village in the province of Burgos. His unique (for the time) teaching techniques were not well received nor was his political stance, one that openly opposed Fascism.   //   Loved by all of his students yet loathed by their ...

Inside Out 2 Movie Review

The story is based around a world where our basic emotions are personified by characters that excel in those emotions, so you have Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith), Fear (Tony Hale), Disgust (Liza Lapira), Anger (Lewis Black) and Joy (Amy Poehler) who has the hardest job of all reigning in all these potentially destructive emotions. Now it wouldn’t be a relevant story without the addition of some new emotions and characters that mirror our times.   //   Mirroring real ...

Delia’s Gone Movie Review

Louis (Stephan James) a young man with the mental age of a pre-teen lives with his older sister Delia (Genelle Williams) in the family home. Both parents are deceased and so Louis relies on his sibling heavily. He wakes up one morning and finds her dead in the kitchen. Although innocent he is charged and convicted of manslaughter. After his release from prison, he returns home and thus starts his search for the truth. Untangling the details proves elusive as these secrets have been held ...

Bad Boys: Ride or Die Movie Review

The two quipsters are on the hunt for the behind-the-scenes scoundrels that are sullying the reputation of their late boss, Captain Howard (Joe Pantoliano). This of course spins things out into epic proportions. The night lights and pulsating colours of the Magic City play the backdrop as before and help to illuminate and excite the action. Fancy cars burn rubber and armed bad guys pop caps.   //   The pacing is a bit inconsistent as the plot slows down occasionally to ...

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Movie Review

Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road gets her origin story this time out and it’s a cracker. Played by Alyla Browne (as the child) and Anya Taylor-Joy (as the young adult), the hardships endured at these early stages of her life help to inform how someone so young could have such great resolve. This is an unbelievably harsh land and her strength is more than equal to the task of survival.   //   The dystopian landscape that provide the ...

The Three Musketeers – Part I: D’Artagnan Movie Review

The Three Musketeers touches on the timeless themes of integrity, a sense of duty and brotherhood but also includes kick-ass sword fights and more than its fair share of damsels in distress. With this new (2023) take on the classic, The Three Musketeers – Part I: D’Artagnan and Part 2: Milady, it’s fitting to be shepherded by French director and second-generation movie man Martin Bourboulon.   //   These two films were major productions in France and as such ...

IF Movie Review

The story is a simple one, a young girl named Bea (Cailey Fleming) who is going through tough times gains the ability to see people’s imaginary friends or IFs. She discovers she shares this trait with her neighbour Cal (Ryan Reynolds) and together they try to reconnect the IFs with the people they helped but abandoned as they grew up.   //   It’s played mostly for fun but there are some salient moments delivered with an ease that makes them never seem preachy or heavy-ha...

Corner Office Movie Review

This satirical look at the soul-crushing nature of corporate business and the way it turns humans into automatons is mostly focused through the eyes, ears and thoughts of Orson (Hamm). He is a man like few you’ve ever met in the cinematic universe. Filled to the brim with odd eccentricities and social awkwardness, Orson exists in a world almost entirely of his own making.   //     His creative thinking is mired in a morass of reality and internal dialogue and ...

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

For fans, this franchise is amazingly deep in content and includes five feature films from the late sixties and seventies, a live-action television series, an animated one, a Tim Burton reboot that came out in 2001 that had its issues and then a more successful reemergence that started with Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011 and of which the latest film is the fourth of that series.   //     Throughout its entire run, film technology has played a major role ...