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.
Ageing has been part of Eastwood’s career for the past 30 years, but he’s still finding new subjects to explore in that theme. Here he gives a honest portrayal of a man that is catching up with lost time.
The Front Runner really tries to make a point but in the end it’s doesn’t really analyse the issues that it tries to raise. It fails as a political film, it fails as a historical film and it fails as an intriguing drama.
Tributes to the original abound, Mary Poppins Returns to give nostalgic viewers a solid sequel that appeals to both adults and children.