It’s been a while since we’ve had a film which perfectly depicts Manchester as a city, and few come closer to just what it’s like than Early Man, taking us back to the Stone Age when Manchester was a pit of turmoil and football. Some things just never change. Continue reading →
This will always be known as the film which scrubbed Kevin Spacey from existence, it will never escape such a fate. And yes, replacing the actor last-minute with Christopher Plummer is a feat worth talking about, but what of the movie itself, and how it depicts another true event that people have been talking about for years, long before Spacey diddled? Continue reading →
Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, three billboards painted red, three billboards full of questions, three billboards gathering hate. And when you have the whole town against your three billboards, you best hope you’re as tough as Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes. Or just Frances McDormand… Continue reading →
Adam Sandler woke up and started talking to himself. He was going through his filmography, pausing at certain points, points such as Punch Drunk Love. He tried to move on from these films through his self conversation, but ended up having to lie down due to an intense bout of sweating. He’d forgotten those acting days, and so he called up his friend Ben Stiller who was having a similar incident that same morning. The two got together and signed on for The Meyerowitz Stories to rekindle past glories. At least, that’s how I like to think it happened. Continue reading →
Director: Bong Joon-ho Release Date: 28th June 2017 Netflix
With the possibility of food scarcity in the future, genetically modified produce may be our saviour. Okja as a movie understands this, but also presents us with another conundrum. Would you eat GM meat with a face? Would you eat GM meat if it was ugly? Just what would it take for you to not feel funny about lab made murder? As long as it tastes good, what’s the problem? Meat is meat, right?
From a distance it’s easy to see The Big Sick as another one of those lovable romcoms, combining East is East with Funny People for a laugh a minute cringe-fest. There is even a quirky romance to take it to the next level, and hey look, an inflatable giraffe in the poster probably means we’re in for some shenanigans!
Yes, it’s sure easy to misjudge something from a distance, something which The Big Sick takes hold off in regards to genre expectations, plus all the themes within. Get ready to cure your judgemental sickness.