The Last Letter From Your Lover. Quick Review.

This author is not expressly familiar with Jojo Moyes. He can make some general assumptions about the vibe given off, based on the ubiquity of seeing her romance novels in the bestseller charts. On the surface, they appear to be the sort of thing exclusively targeted at wine moms who run book clubs. Nevertheless, viewersContinue reading “The Last Letter From Your Lover. Quick Review.”

The Sparks Brothers. Review.

If there’s a general theme among all of Edgar Wrights lockdown work It’s approaching the topics he covers with a sincere and infectious heart. Whether it’s his work spotlighting the importance of the big screen experience. Writing an essay about someone who he considers important within the film space. Or in this case, putting togetherContinue reading “The Sparks Brothers. Review.”

Supernova. Quick Review

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a couple taking what could be their last holiday together well dealing with the aftermath of Tuccis early-onset dementia diagnosis in this tender British LGBTQ drama. The central performances here are terrific. There’s something strangely reassuring about watching two great actors effectively delivering some gentle banter. The script doesContinue reading “Supernova. Quick Review”

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.”

Peter Rabbit 2. Who Is This For?

Director Will Gluck has spent the seven years leading up to his Peter Rabbit sequel making two of the worst family films of this generation. Annie (2014) was a disgustingly autotuned, cringe-inducing embarrassment. It should be a black mark on the careers of all involved. His first Peter Rabbit film may be among the mostContinue reading “Peter Rabbit 2. Who Is This For?”

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.”

Ammonite. Movie Review

There’s a scene very early on in Francis Lee’s Lesbian romance where central fossil hunter Kate Winslet succeeds in climbing up the side of a Cliff face to extract Rock. This critic was instantly reminded of the central “Welcome To The Rock” refrain and opening track from one of his favourite musicals Come From Away.Continue reading “Ammonite. Movie Review”

Archive. Quick Review.

This slice of indie sci-fi was introduced to this critic as the debut feature from the visual effects supervisor on Duncan Jones contemporary masterpiece Moon. anyone affiliated with that project is going to gain this viewers interest. New director Gavin Rothery was no exception. Having seen the final product it’s very easy to see whereContinue reading “Archive. Quick 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.”

Summerland. Quick Review

We are long enough into the current global pandemic initially released in the UK using a premium video on demand price strategy are starting to appear as incredibly cheap rentals on several different VOD platforms. A £2 30 day rental (85% off the films initial price point)is worth taking a chance on. Such is theContinue reading “Summerland. Quick Review”