Pig. Review.

This author is a huge fan of the Edinburgh Film Festival. He has attended multiple Pixar screenings and as well as other events down the years enter the always enjoyed himself Knowing that the event was coming back in 2020 with a partially in-person programme This author was keen. to take part. Unfortunately, he didContinue reading “Pig. Review.”

Stilwater. Quick Review. (Suggestive Spoilers)

Matt Damon plays an oil rig worker travelling from Oklahoma to Marseilles France. He is investigating the case that resulted in his daughter Abigail Breslin getting imprisoned. Sounds like a fairly typical Oscar bait injustice correction drama right. In a lot of ways it is. However what if this critic said that Stilwater please likeContinue reading “Stilwater. Quick Review. (Suggestive Spoilers)”

Master of None: Moments in Love. Experimentation VS Expectation

If this viewer were to rank his favourite Netflix originals the initial two seasons run for master of none would be near the top. It did not have a great deal on its mind beyond a broad slice of life show with some light social commentary elements and a streak of broadly conceptual episodes. ItContinue reading “Master of None: Moments in Love. Experimentation VS Expectation”

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”

Sweet Tooth. (Netflix.) Review.

Let’s be honest. Most big-budget Netflix shows are unbelievably mediocre. They have some gems ( Mindhunter, GLOW, Daredevil The Dragon Prince, Sex Education S2). Stranger Things remains strong. The Lost In Space remake is mostly fun. They gave A Series of Unfortunate Events the adaptation it deserves. Entertaining trash (YOU) Some stuff that well fineContinue reading “Sweet Tooth. (Netflix.) Review.”

Pandering in Cinema. #1. Land (2020) Review.

This author did not know much about Robin Wrights feature directorial debut Land before going and seeing it. It was a film available at Cineworld that he could see with his unlimited card. Let’s give it a go. 5 minutes into the film he regretted that decision.Wright may be a solid actress. That said LandContinue reading “Pandering in Cinema. #1. Land (2020) Review.”

Jupiter’s Legacy. Volume One (Netflix.) Review.

The contemporary age of streaming is all about how many viable IP’s each service has. Pioneer Netflix has been left somewhat behind in this regard. A couple of their in-house originals could be considered valuable but they churn through content at such an alarming rate Certain shows are not given enough time to build intoContinue reading “Jupiter’s Legacy. Volume One (Netflix.) Review.”

Nomadland Is…Good. What Does it Matter?

This viewer is the sort of movie fan who is up for seeing almost anything. Even with that, this was the year where the Oscars (rightfully) barely registered a blip on the cultural radar. Award season still mattered to a section of #filmTwitter armchair pundits. They will always be invested in these things regardless ofContinue reading “Nomadland Is…Good. What Does it Matter?”

Stowaway. Quick Review.

Netflix is very well known full shadow dropping various original movie releases with no promotion whatsoever. Inexplicably some releases may end up in the daily top 10 despite potential viewers never having heard of them beforehand. Eventually, these mid/low budget efforts will rotate out for the next cycle of productions that will have the sameContinue reading “Stowaway. Quick Review.”

Run. Review. The Representation/Authenticity Question

In 2018 director Aneesh Chaganty burst onto this critics watch list of talents worth keeping an eye on thanks to his debut feature Searching. This was easily the best in the brief trend of movies taking place entirely from the perspective of various modern technology. Chaganty was able to compose a compelling thriller using theContinue reading “Run. Review. The Representation/Authenticity Question”