Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Jumping from High Places: Movie Review

Charming and relatable but also bland and minimal.
The Italian title Per Lanciarsi Dalle Stelle translates roughly as To Launch from the Stars. The English title Jumping from High Places is a bit more descriptive, but neither titles are to be taken literally. They’re just about getting the idea across of getting over fear and anxiety to be able to live up to one’s true potential. It’s an Italian romantic drama with very little happening.   2022

Directed by: Andrea Jublin

Screenplay by: Alice Urciuolo

Starring: Federica Torchetti

Friday, September 30, 2022

Plan A Plan B: Movie Review

Not fresh or original or funny.
Plan A Plan B is an opposites attract Bollywood romantic comedy. Nirali (Tamannaah Bhatia) is a single matchmaker; she has a degree in psychology and has followed into her mother’s footsteps who ran a matchmaking business and got new office space for Nirali. The office space is shared with a family lawyer, Kosty (Riteish Deshmukh), who specializes in divorce.   2022

Directed by: Shashanka Ghosh

Screenplay by: Rajat Arora

Starring: Tamannaah Bhatia, Riteish Deshmukh

Thursday, September 29, 2022

My Best Friend's Exorcism: Movie Review

Combines an 80s aesthetic with religious themes and comedy-horror vibes.
A surprising number of teen movies with a take-off of Heathers have been released in recent weeks. Netflix’s Do Revenge is a lighter comedic more Mean Girls than Heathers spin, CreatorPlus’s Jane is a darker straight drama-thriller version, and now Amazon’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism goes for a pure comedy-horror take. Set in 1988, the same year Heathers was released, its influence on the characters is clear with a number of borrowed lines.   2022

Directed by: Damon Thomas

Screenplay by: Jenna Lamia
Based on the novel by Grady Hendrix

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller