Saturday, March 14, 2020

Ready or Not: Movie Review

Entertaining insanity with interesting themes and a fantastic lead character.
As regular readers will know, I typically don’t watch many horror movies. But Ready or Not intrigued me. While buoyed by the good reviews, I was really drawn to that poster and all the images of Samara Weaving in the wedding dress that are floating around. Take a look at that poster and the look on her face and all the themes it conjures up, particularly with the contrast of the white, innocent, wedding dress while possessing ammunition to murder a whole houseful of people.   2019

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Screenplay by: Guy Busick, R. Christopher Murphy

Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, and Mark O'Brien

Sunday, March 8, 2020

10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up: Movie Review

Low-key rom-com missing humour.
10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up is a clever title. Unfortunately, it’s a better title than it is a movie, a movie that just can’t tap into the humour and wit that it needs. It’s a very low-key romantic comedy – dare I say, mature, which is a smart angle for its target audience. That target audience is me and others who have grown up on romantic comedies, but they haven’t grown up with us. This one is for the grown ups.   2020

Directed by: Galt Niederhoffer

Screenplay by: Galt Niederhoffer

Starring: Christina Ricci, Hamish Linklater

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Emma: Movie Review

Stylish and funny.
Jane Austen herself has called Emma silly. It’s true, it is. It’s a lighthearted fare of Georgian aristocracy where the titular heroine concerns herself solely with matchmaking. It’s a comedy that touches on class differences, but it’s also an artistic escape into the 19th century English countryside. And this Emma stars Anya Taylor-Joy.   2020

Directed by: Autumn de Wilde

Screenplay by: Eleanor Catton
Based on the novel by Jane Austen

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy