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.
Mostly these episodes come and go without a cohesive through line that sees them work for the benefit of the bigger picture. On their own they are as charming as tea with scones.
With Aladdin, Guy Ritchie seems to completely miss the opportunity that was granted to him and, in the process, falls on his biggest sin.
At this point it’s almost impossible to be objective about a Marvel Studios film. They transcend the expectations of not just the genre itself, but of Hollywood and the machinations of a blockbuster.
Hotel Mumbai director Anthony Maras really raises the tension throughout the film, expertly crafting a realistic story that doesn’t feel Hollywood glamourised.
Capernaum is the kind of film that comes every once in awhile that it’s impossible to be oblivious about.
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.