‘Yesterday’ is a slick piece of British rom-com hokum. It’s fun, and works on a number of levels, but doesn’t tax the brain too much,
The latest film from writer / director Hlynur Palmason, A White, White Day, unfolds the fragility and madness of grief in a raw and brutally honest portrayal of a man attempting to come to terms with the loss of his wife and the discovery of her secrets.
This is a story of redemption, and the value one attributes to family. The reality is that Rose-Lynn is largely unlikable during the piece. Perhaps the mark of a talented actress in Buckley, we get frustrated by her behaviours, and ultimately don’t necessarily want her to succeed in her quest for country music stardom. That being said, it is worth persevering with Wild Rose, because the last fifteen minutes fills you with a sense of satisfaction.
It is safe to say, that Aladdin did not disappoint!
All-in-all, a good one if you’re not up to thinking much, The Hustle does deliver a good punch of humour for a rainy-day in.
There are a number of gags that challenge the stereotypes around young black women, and Little is largely a film of female empowerment, supported by an all-black female lead cast. The fact that, at 13, Martin herself is the driving force behind the film is pretty exceptional to say the least.
Pet Sematary is one of the greatest cult hits born from Stephen King’s collection of horror novels. The original film was created in 1989 and with this new release, the question on everybody’s lips has been, “Will the remake hold up to the original?”.
Us is every bit as chilling and unsettling as the trailer alludes. Peele, along with an astounding cast and production team deliver the kind of film that paves the way for a new era of horror, one that may just try to live among us, or at least force us to better understand ourselves. Be prepared for a slight existential crisis, a complete disenchantment with 11:11 and be kinder to your reflection, you know, just in case it turns out to be alive.
Tim Burton’s Dumbo is a film uncertain of its intended audience. It pitches its social messages awkwardly, and in its retelling of the classic ‘ugly duckling’ story which lies at its core, it becomes too focussed on spectacle over substance to be deemed fully successful.
Strap on your leather.. err everything, and come and check it out! Captain Marvel will be available in Australian theatres from the 6th of March 2019.