Charlie’s Angels (2019)

dir. Elizabeth Banks. Two movies in one night! Fun 90s style throwback film. Enjoyable due to the believable friendship between Kristen Stewart’s and Ella Balinska’s characters, I’d love to see them in a sequel. The comedy works, with a few laugh out loud moments. I’d have liked to see more stealth comedy sequences like the…… Continue reading Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Bombshell (2019)

dir. Jay Roach. First movie during Covid-19 closure. Charlize Theron is spooky good as Megyn Kelly, she captures her perfectly, it’s remarkable. Overall very disappointing, I think the TV miniseries THE LOUDEST VOICE (2019) was a much better telling of the same story, both in filmmaking and mostly performances. Surprisingly Russell Crowe was a far…… Continue reading Bombshell (2019)

Clueless (1995)

dir. Amy Heckerling. Still laugh out loud funny at times. Alicia Silverstone has real movie star charm, I wish she made more comedies. This has aged pretty well, a couple of outdated technology references (Murray paging Dionne). Paul Rudd is charmless, and almost ruins the movie, I fast forwarded his scenes. Vale Brittany Murphy, she’s…… Continue reading Clueless (1995)

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

dir. Irvin Kershner. The Hoth scenes are so brilliant. How many science fiction films open in a brand new world, introduce a new villain aesthetic, and then abandon it as the story moves forwards? This time I really enjoyed how much Luke uses the Force. Was the moment he grabbed the Lightsaber in the Wampa…… Continue reading Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn (2019)

dir. Cathy Yan. Picked this over 1917 (2019) to watch today, and so happy with the choice. I haven’t had as much fun in a cinema in months. Margot Robbie is so much fun on screen, and is genuinely funny as well as believable violent sociopath. Loved hearing the Spiderbait song during the police station…… Continue reading Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn (2019)

The Favourite (2018)

dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. What a cast. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz are all such different styles of actors, but it works so well. Weird and funny, and beautifully filmed. The natural light day scenes, and candle-lit night scenes are more beautiful and enjoyable than anything Kubrick did in BARRY LYNDON (1975). (showing @bkksr this week)

Blinded By The Light (2019)

dir. Gurinder Chadha. So much fun. Coming of age modern classic with lots of Springsteen songs, it’s charming. If it wasn’t for the single artist soundtrack like certain other recent films, it could fit perfectly into the 90s genre of uplifting Thatcherite era British cinema. “Tramps like us, Baby, we were born to run!” How…… Continue reading Blinded By The Light (2019)