The latest in Disney’s slow creative death certainly isn’t its weakest effort, but then nor is it it’s best. Despite a fabulous central performance, the film tries too hard to be the next ‘Joker’ but never quite gets it spot on.
Reviewing every film I watched in May
Winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and the BAFTA for Best British Film, ‘Promising Young Women’ presents a dazzling feature debut from Emerald Fennell. Sporting a vital message to society, it’s mainstream appeal is its biggest weakness as well as its greatest strength.
Well, here we are again, another year, another summary. This year's post is obviously going to be slightly different, but there has still been a fantastic selection of great films to watch, albeit from my sofa rather than a multiplex.
14 years ago, a mankini-wearing, moustached character burst from the television onto cinema screens and made his mark on comedy history. Now, he’s back tackling Trump’s America, COVID-19 and everything in between. Less fresh but more satirical, ‘Borat: Subsequent Movie Film’ is a welcome return from Sacha Baron Cohen’s most enduring character.
From director Ari Aster (‘Hereditary’) comes a modern folk horror to topple ‘The Wicker Man’. With terrifying scenes and gripping character conflicts, it’s a gory and tense experience sure to satisfy any movie lover.
Loosely based on the classic H. G. Wells novel, ‘The Invisible Man’ is that rare film remake that actually works. By adapting its source material to fit its modern surroundings, it is a smart, thrilling and chilling horror that says as much about domestic abuse as it does for fun sci-fi thrills. After escaping from … Continue reading “He said that wherever I went, he would find me…” (The Invisible Man review)
Returning after nearly 30 years away from the big screen, the two excellent friends are back to bring a joyous film to cheer us all up. With old faces joining new ones, the film is exactly as good as the other ones – take from that statement what you will. 30 years on, and Bill … Continue reading “Well… if it isn’t the Wyld Stallyns…” (Bill and Ted Face the Music review)
After nearly six months, I finally returned to the cinema to see the most cinema worthy film. Huge practical action, a mind-boggling premise and a huge amount of noise, ‘Tenet’ is as Nolan as Nolan gets. To say anything about ‘Tenet’ is to potentially give away spoilers best discovered on the screen, so simply stated … Continue reading “All I have for you is a word…” (Tenet review)
From director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) and Will Ferrell comes the film adaptation nobody expected: Eurovision: The Movie! Telling the tale of an Icelandic band who dream of performing at Eurovision, it’s just like a usual edition of the contest: Too long, politically edged, but wonderfully camp fun. It was only a matter of time … Continue reading “Jaja Ding Dong. My love for you is growing wide and long…” (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga review)