Film Review: Life of the Party (2018)

‘It wasn’t good, it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t funny, it wasn’t not funny’ 2018 in Cinema: Life of the Party, 2018 Directed by: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Stephen Rot, Jacki Weaver   After dropping their daughter, Maddie (Molly Gordon), off at university, Dan (MattContinue reading “Film Review: Life of the Party (2018)”

Film Review: Tully (2018)

‘Quite bland and quite boring, and even the twist at the end is quite easily foreseeable’ 2018 in Cinema: Tully Directed by: Jason Reitman Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston   After the birth of her third child, Marlo (Charlize Theron, Atomic Blonde) struggles to cope with the demands of the lackContinue reading “Film Review: Tully (2018)”

Film Review: I, Tonya (2018)

2018 in Cinema: I, Tonya, 2018 Directed by: Craig Gillespie Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale   In Suicide Squad she was poor. In Goodbye Christopher Robin she was okay. In I, Tonya Margot Robbie was simply sublime. A biographical black comedy about the life of figure skater Tonya HardingContinue reading “Film Review: I, Tonya (2018)”

Film Review: The Disaster Artist (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Disaster Artist, 2017 Directed by: James Franco Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogan, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver   In 2003 Tommy Wiseau wasn’t getting any notice as an actor so decided to create his own film, and place him as the lead alongside Greg Sestero, hisContinue reading “Film Review: The Disaster Artist (2017)”

Classic Film Review: The Room (2003)

The Room Directed by: Tommy Wiseau Starring: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Philip Haldiman, Carolyn Minnott   Directed by Tommy Wiseau, written by Tommy Wiseau, produced by Tommy Wiseau and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room, at its heart, is a drama about Johnny (Tommy Wiseau), his future-wife Lisa (Juliette Danielle) and his best friendContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Room (2003)”

Film Review: Battle of the Sexes (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Battle of the Sexes, 2017 Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Eric Christian Olsen   In 1973 there was a game of tennis that had the world watching. A game of tennis between a man, Bobby RiggsContinue reading “Film Review: Battle of the Sexes (2017)”

Film Review: Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Daddy’s Home 2, 2017 Directed by: Sean Anders Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson   After November’s film sequel about misbehaving mothers at Christmas comes November’s film sequel about misbehaving fathers at Christmas. Daddy’s Home 2 starts with Brad (Will Ferrell, The House) and DustyContinue reading “Film Review: Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)”

Film Review: Ingrid Goes West (2017)

2017 in Cinema: Ingrid Goes West, 2017 Directed by: Matt Spicer Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff, O’Shea Jackson, Jr.   After Ingrid’s (Aubrey Plaza) “friendship” with a girl ends, she soon discovers an Instagram celebrity, Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) and sets out to California where she forces an encounter andContinue reading “Film Review: Ingrid Goes West (2017)”

Film Review: The Death of Stalin (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Death of Stalin, 2017 Directed by: Armando Iannucci Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor   The Death of Stalin is about … well, the death of Joseph Stalin (Adrian Mcloughlin). We first meet him as he demands a companyContinue reading “Film Review: The Death of Stalin (2017)”

Film Review: A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

2017 in Cinema: A Bad Moms Christmas, 2017 Directed by: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon   A Bad Moms Christmas sees the trio of bad mothers decide, once again, to be bad mothers instead of good. This time, however, they’re joined byContinue reading “Film Review: A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)”