Netflix’s Sierra Burgess is a Loser makes some risky bets. The teen flick casts a plus-size girl as the staple ‘uncool’ protagonist, a role typically filled unconvincingly by the Hollywood Homely. Its story revolves around duping someone’s feelings. It flirts with the contentious issue of consent. Too bad it also takes the easy way out.
A Simple Favour may be the first Feig film that you come for the mystery and stay for the mystery. And the comedy too, of course.
If Project Gutenberg is a painting, it will be a mess. Looked as a whole, the movie seems like a calculated collection of lines arranged into an intricate picture. Trace each line though, and they seem to break and vanish. One wonders if it’s the case of laying so much thread that the knot becomes too tangled.
An angel and a demon lost the antichrist. All will be well, it seems, if showrunner Neil Gaiman stays picky.
Searching is one of the best recent movies about technology.
It’s also an effective mystery/thriller that is gripping and engaging; the type that lays down its breadcrumbs calculatedly so you follow and get lost and find your way back again, though not so vague that savvy audiences can’t figure things out on their own. But it’s the movie’s relationship with technology that I find most fascinating, and what essentially starts out as a gimmick eventually elevates the film into new storytelling grounds.
A gaming newbie fights, dodges and cusses through dastardly bullet storms to collide with unexpected friends, tragic foes, breathtaking vistas and (almost unhealthy) doses of existential ponderings.
Origin stories aren’t just limited to characters in fiction. The fact is, we all have our own uniquely woven origins that shape who we are as individuals. I… more
Mirai is like a duvet. A large, white, fluffy duvet. It looks simple, yes, but it is also expectedly cosy and lovely. There are simple joys to be found here – the type of joy you bring the family to. It’s one of those 800-thread-count duvets that everyone can just dive right in and feel all tingly and warm.
But this is a Mamoru Hosoda film, which means that you can dig deep into its fillings and come out with a thoughtful, meditative look at family and bonds
Sometimes you need to get serious. So here are three upcoming serious-looking movies that you can get serious about getting serious. Or, well, name drop at a hang-out sesh to show that you keep up to date on these things. Like me.
What’s the meaning of Alex Garland’s 2018 science-fiction movie Annihilation? A lot of things, actually. And what it means may differ from me and you.
That’s probably not the answer you’re looking for. I’m not sure that there’s a true answer. When we talk about films like Annihilation, we need to accept that some films have multiple meanings.