Diana: The Musical Has to Be Seen To Be Believed.

This viewer rarely watches something that he would class as inexplicably terrible and simultaneously such a bizarre off-the-wall creation and that it has to be seen to be believed. The best recent examples in film terms include Colin Trevorrow’s astoundingly misjudged The Book of Henry. There’s also David Frankel’s unbelievably ill-conceived Collateral Beauty. Housed withinContinue reading “Diana: The Musical Has to Be Seen To Be Believed.”

Pandering in UK Cinema/Dream Horse Review.

The last screening this critic attended outside his home city was the Glasgow Film Festival premiere for the black and white edition of Parasite. He took him some screamings the morning after before heading home. One of these was for the Military Wives movie ( which was briefly covered on this blog at the time.)Continue reading “Pandering in UK Cinema/Dream Horse 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.”

Stardust. Movie Review.

As a huge fan of Duncan Jones first two directorial features, this critic remembers seeing him state on Twitter that he had to take a meeting regarding a potential biopic of his father David Bowie. Thus began a chain of events that has led to Stardust. To quote a Jones tweet from January 2019 “ifContinue reading “Stardust. Movie Review.”

The Right Stuff (2020 National Geographic Mini Series.) Quick Review

Over the last few months, Disney + has been stepping it up in terms of pumping out new original content every single week. Well, they’re nowhere near the level of Netflix as of yet (the pandemic certainly hasn’t helped in this regard) but they are certainly getting there. One of the newer offerings is thisContinue reading “The Right Stuff (2020 National Geographic Mini Series.) Quick Review”

Just Mercy. Paragraph Review

Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx give good performances in what is otherwise a fairly standard Oscar bait drama. It’s one of those films that does have powerful moments and it’s power overall depends on how many of these types of injustice dramas you have seen but I spent most of the running time thinkingContinue reading “Just Mercy. Paragraph Review”