Cinderella (Kay Cannon 2021) Review.

The week this new incarnation of Cinderella was Released on Amazon a video went viral on Twitter. Co-star James Corden was doing one of his manufactured flash mobs for The Late Late Show with fellow cast members. That’s not the important bit. There is a site everyone who has been unfortunate enough to see thisContinue reading “Cinderella (Kay Cannon 2021) Review.”

Nine Perfect Strangers. Episodes 1-3 Review.

This viewer will admit to not being overly familiar with David E Kelly’s pre-Big Little Lies creative CV. It comes from an era before this watcher was viewing a lot of prestigious TV. Having covered a lot of his post-Big Little Lies work Kelly’s MO in 2021 has become staggeringly obvious. Take a basic airportContinue reading “Nine Perfect Strangers. Episodes 1-3 Review.”

Masters of the Universe. Revelation. Part 1 Expectation VS Subversiveness. (FULL SPOILERS)

This critic has no particular emotional attachment to either He-Man or Kevin Smith. The main reason he knows about the latter( aside from some broad cultural osmosis) is the ubiquity of the He-Man/4 Non-Blondes meme on the early internet. So why did he watch the new sequel series that crosses over two creative forces heContinue reading “Masters of the Universe. Revelation. Part 1 Expectation VS Subversiveness. (FULL SPOILERS)”

Tom and Jerry. (2021) Quick Review.

Tom and Jerry is one of those timeless properties where a creative team only need to get a few things right to be successful. The protagonists have to be silent. That needs to be some solid slapstick set pieces that homage the character’s roots. You’d think that in 2020 these would be easier to pullContinue reading “Tom and Jerry. (2021) Quick Review.”

Palm Springs. Quick Review.

This Hulu original time loop comedy/Rom-Com starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Miloti debuted in the US to a fair amount of acclaim last year. It was one of the films this critic was most eager to see get picked up, in the UK. Amazon finally gave it a home and it released a few weeksContinue reading “Palm Springs. Quick Review.”

Made In Italy. Review.

This hugely personal melodrama with starring roles for Liam Neeson and his son Michael Richardson has a potentially important filmmaking lesson within its failure. It stars Neeson and Richardson as an estranged father and son who. Through a series of events, they end up reconnecting and bonding whilst renovating a Tuscan Villa. This takes placeContinue reading “Made In Italy. Review.”

The War With Grandpa. Quick Review

Amongst the film community ( especially those based in the US) The War With Grandpa became something of a meme during the pandemic. This generic-looking Robert De Niro kids comedy was insistent upon being a theatrical exclusive. It looked like the last film one would potentially risk their life to go and see. In theContinue reading “The War With Grandpa. Quick Review”

I Care A Lot. Quick Review.

A Golden Globe-winning Rosamund Pike is fantastic in this darkly comedic satire. She plays a con woman who runs an organisation preying on vulnerable people. Getting them installed under her legal guardianship and then fleeing them for all they are worth. It’s a shame that the rest of the film can’t live up to theContinue reading “I Care A Lot. Quick Review.”

Greenland. Movie Review

At this point, Gerard Butler has carved himself an acceptable niche. He will consistently be starring in male-dominated mediocre meat and potatoes action movies or mildly embarrassing disaster porn. On the surface, Greenland looks like it fits the second of these two groups perfectly Butler plays the typical blank slate family man seen in thisContinue reading “Greenland. Movie Review”

The Rental. Quick Review

Two couples rent an idyllic holiday home for a weekend getaway in this slow-burn psychological horror first feature from director Dave Franco. Given the premise, it won’t be surprising to learn this is fairly straight forward four handers with Dan Stevens, Alison Brie Sheila Vand and Jeremy Allen White in the central roles. The conceptContinue reading “The Rental. Quick Review”