Welcome to Marwen from director Robert Zemeckis loosely based on the real life story of Mark Hogancamp, a man who was severely beaten, and left for dead in the street. Continue reading “Welcome to Marwen review”
Aquaman is fun, epic in scale, and visually stunning. The problem is there is so much going on here, that the characters are often being drowned by everything around them. Continue reading “AQUAMAN review”
The Mule, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, is a film inspired by the story of a 90 year old man who found himself working for a Mexican drug cartel. I am a fan of a lot of Eastwood’s work, but this just made me shake my head. Continue reading “The Mule review”
At Eternity’s Gate is a really beautiful film from director Julian Schnabel. Willem Dafoestars as impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, and the film focuses primarily on the last few years of his life. Continue reading “At Eternity’s Gate review”
Into the Spiderverse is one the most fun movies I’ve seen this year. Action, humour, heart, it has it all, plus an amazing animation style. Continue reading “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse review”
Green Book is inspired by the real life story of Dr Don Shirley, and Tony Vallelonga as they travel through the American deep south on a performance tour for the Don Shirley trio. Continue reading “Green Book review”
Creed II, the eighth chapter of the Rocky saga (or the second chapter of the Creed saga) feels very familiar if you’re a fan of the series. Continue reading “Creed II review”
Bohemian Rhapsody is a very entertaining, straight ahead biopic of legendary Queen front man Freddie Mercury. The film chronicles Mercury’s life from the formation of Queen in 1970, to their performance at the charity concert Live Aid in 1985. Continue reading “Bohemian Rhapsody review”
The Old Man and the Gun is a sweet, incredibly charming, character piece, loosely based on a true story. This is Robert Redford’s final film before retiring from acting, and he goes out winking at the audience, and having fun.
The plot here is absolutely of secondary concern. This film is all about characters and actors, and the cast are really some Hollywood all stars. Redford is joined by Sissy Spacek , Tom Waits, Danny Glover, and Casey Afleck. Everyone is just having fun. Redford and Spacek spend most of the film just being the cutest elderly couple ever, going on dates and being adorable. Usually I prefer more plot, but I just had a lot of fun watching everyone act.
I really got in to the look of the film. It’s set in the early 80s, and it feels like that’s when it was actually made. The image has a lot of grain, and the shooting style is a throwback to that time. I really enjoyed this film, and I definitely recommend it.
First Man, the story of Neil Armstrong’s mission to the moon, somehow feels grand and epic, but also intimate at the same time. Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy give amazing performances. Continue reading “First Man review”