Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Love & Gelato: Movie Review

Cute and annoying.
Another one of Netflix’s ‘An American girl must travel to a foreign country to find herself and fall in love.’ This time it’s Italy. Lina (Susanna Skaggs) is one of your super smart teen girls who know more about school than boys, the type of character that can exist outside of movies, but not this one; Lina is just way too pretentious. She also takes her mother’s dying wish too literally.   2022

Directed by: Brandon Camp

Screenplay by: Brandon Camp

Starring: Susanna Skaggs, Owen McDonnell

Friday, June 17, 2022

The Good Neighbor: Movie Review

A slow moving thriller with a great setting.
The Good Neighbor is an indie thriller set in Latvia. The characters included a couple of Americans and Brits, but they’re not just vacationing in Riga. The foreign angle is handled well since they’re all here long-term and they’re not treated as foreigners. David (Luke Kleintank) is an American journalist looking to uproot his life after a painful break-up; Grant (Bruce Davison) is a former colleague working for a European news centre and can hook David up with a job.   2021

Directed by: Stephan Rick

Screenplay by: Ross Partridge
Silja Clemens, Stephan Rick

Starring: Luke Kleintank, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Friday, June 10, 2022

The Score: Movie Review

An interesting film about nothing.
You know the old saying: Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should? I never would have thought that a crime drama and a musical would make a good pairing, and I still don’t. Two criminals singing their way through a heist is as bizarre as it sounds. But at the same time, it is interesting. The music is really good and you keep thinking maybe something is going to happen eventually.   2021

Directed by: Malachi Smyth

Screenplay by: Malachie Smyth

Starring: Will Poulter, Johnny Flynn, Naomi Ackie, Lydia Wilson, Lucian Msamati