The year was 1988. The summer was hot. The World was obsessed with television and movies, and a whole generation of E.T fans were ready for something new, something better, something with a small alien who would capture their hearts again. But, instead they got Mac & Me. People sat in their neon sneakers, with their hair moulded into mountainous peaks. Bags and bags of … Continue reading Do You Remember: Mac & Me?
Now who doesn’t love a good love story? Especially when that story isn’t all kitten paws, rainbow dust and glittery unicorn butt cheeks? A realistic story, or at least one with edge and substance that doesn’t paint relationships as smooth sailing all the time. Hollywood has a tendency to portray marriage, or love, as something gelatinous and weird, a sort of “man meets woman, woman … Continue reading The Big Sick (2017) Review
With Frances Ha (2012), Noah Baumbach showed his skills as a writer and director. A new wave of American cinema was hinted at with the effervescent and unique way Baumbach told his story. He followed that up with the hugely enjoyable While We’re Young (2014) (starring Ben Stiller, in his best performance in a long while). The low-key and conversationalist style of Baumbach along with … Continue reading Mistress America (2015) Review
The cast of this movie is definitely what appealed to me. With a selection of top-line talent like Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller, Alison Brie, Bryan Cranston and others, I wasn’t going to ignore it. Directed by Dylan Kidd (P.S, Roger Dodger) and written by first-time screenwriters Scott Turpel and Kyle Pennekamp, Get a Job is a comedy with small shards of drama thrown in to … Continue reading Get a Job (2016) Review
I’m not ashamed to say that I am a complete sucker for modern animation, as well as yesteryear’s classic animation. I love the medium, and find that when live action family films and comedy movies are lacking, which they have tended to do in recent years, you can get your mainstream giggles and heart-warming hope from these wonderful movies. Whether it’s Disney, Disney Pixar, Sony … Continue reading The Boxtrolls (2014) Review
Early 2015, for some reason, has been a slow month for me, personally, with watching new titles. This coming week that will change, but I’ve found myself revisiting films that I’d previously seen, to review and to enjoy again. This time I revisited the 2007 indie dramedy, Lars & the Real Girl. Directed by Craig Gillespie (Mr Woodcock) and written by Nancy Oliver (Six Feet … Continue reading Lars & The Real Girl (2007) Review
Well, here we are, the beginning of another year. Mere days into 2015. 2014 was an interesting year, both in the cinema, and for me as a film fan in general. New films aside, I watched some films that I’d been intending to watch for years. Classic movies that I had always had on the “one day I’ll watch it” pile. The Godfather and The … Continue reading 2014: A Year in Movie Reviews