Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Price of Family: Movie Review

So much dysfunction, so little comedy.
The Price of Family is an Italian dysfunctional family comedy, but it’s a real struggle to see where the comedy is in the dysfunction. Two empty nesters are distraught when their adult children move out of their family home and get jobs. The kids don’t come home for the funeral of an old distant relative and all hell breaks loose (this is a slight exaggeration on my part, but their reactions are far from normal).   2022

Directed by: Giovanni Bognetti

Screenplay by: Giovanni Bognetti

Starring: Christian De Sica, Angela Finocchiaro

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Night Train: Movie Review

Flips the script with good characters and no action.
An action movie with very little action. I’m usually not a fan of action movies, but these characters intrigued me. Led by two women, the excess testosterone was removed from the genre leaving a movie that is slowly paced, a little lacklustre at times (not helped by the desert landscape), but not without its humanity. We should probably start with that poster because it’s advertising a completely different movie.   2023

Directed by: Shane Stanley

Screenplay by: CJ Walley

Starring: Danielle C. Ryan, Diora Baird,
and Paul Haapaniemi

Friday, January 20, 2023

You People: Movie Review

A funny and traditional rom-com tackling modern racial differences.

Writer and director Kenya Barris, known for Black-ish and Girls Trip, now turns his sights to a more traditional rom-com. A rom-com featuring an interracial couple and meddling parents who make life so difficult for the pair that they’re out here questioning if blacks and whites can even be friends. But don’t worry, you’ll be laughing too hard to spend too much time worrying about the state of society.   2023

Directed by: Kenya Barris

Screenplay by: Kenya Barris, Jonah Hill

Starring: Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Eddie Murphy