dir. Guy Ritchie. Local pickpocket falls in love with a Princess, frees a magic Genie, then uses wishes to transform himself into a fictional Prince, to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. The Alan Menken songs from the original 1992 animated film are still wonderful, and the two young leads Naomi Scott and…… Continue reading Aladdin (2019)
dir. Guy Ritchie. This was a mistake. Madonna plays wealthy heiress, who gets stranded on a desert island with working class fisherman, who she was rude to previously. He beats and rapes her, which makes her fall in love with him, they don’t stay together, but who cares. I was expecting an overly-sentimental, cheesy love…… Continue reading Swept Away (2002)
dir. Guy Ritchie. For a star studded gangster film, this was one boring, unfunny film. The “villains” were not scary or funny. Matthew McConaughey looks bored out of his head. It’s good to see Jeremy Strong in a big movie. I should have re-watched some episodes of Succession instead.