It’s not a perfect film, and the script could be tighter with less broad humour, however what can you really expect from a film based on an app.
The script for Animals is excellent. But from a direction perspective, there lacks subtlety at times and there are times that the film glosses over parts of the story that it could have afforded to go further in on.
Brittany Runs A Marathon does come across formulaic which may lessen the emotion the story evokes and while the happy ending does come to celebrate the achievement of the main character, it doesn’t gloss over the ugly parts either.
Chadha has a lot to live up to after the success of Bend It Like Beckham, and fortunately this is a strong return to form.
Booksmart is a rare gem that aims to be progressive, feminist and inclusive, and it works.
It appears Favreau’s priorities may have been wrong in this adaptation, as The Lion King falls flat in this visually stunning but emotionally lacking portrayal.
Retreating once again into a formula that proved successfully exactly one time, Men In Black returns in 2019, this time global and with a female lead in this tireless and bland retreat into the universe no one asked for.
Dark Phoenix is a sad conclusion to a series that rebooted with such promise but hasn’t serviced long time or casual fans.
Hotel Mumbai director Anthony Maras really raises the tension throughout the film, expertly crafting a realistic story that doesn’t feel Hollywood glamourised.
Storm Boy director Shawn Seet tries to add a contemporary frame to the 1950’s tale, in more of a universal tale that no doubt will try to break the international film market.