Movies Review

Movies Review

The High Note review – a romantic comedy without romance or comedy | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “The High Note review – a romantic comedy without romance or comedy | Film” There are some comedies that seem to have been rubbed all over with an anti-funny, anti-romance Kryptonite. This is one. It’s the cinematic equivalent of elevator muzak – a festival of glam-smug with zero …

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The High Note review – a pleasant diversion | Comedy films

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “The High Note review – a pleasant diversion | Comedy films” Director Nisha Ganatra follows the Emma Thompson-starring comedy Late Night with another film that takes as its jumping-off point the relationship between an ambitious young woman and a successful older one. Dakota Johnson is Maggie, a put-upon …

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Trick or Treat review – gangsters, sushi and Blackpool hallucinations | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Trick or Treat review – gangsters, sushi and Blackpool hallucinations | Film” In this Blackpool-set thriller, semi-retired wide boy Greg (Craig Kelly) is feeling bored and stifled by the routine of fatherhood with an infant daughter and a constantly critical wife, Gemma (Maimie McCoy). On Halloween night, his …

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Spelling the Dream review – slight but charming Netflix documentary | Documentary films

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Spelling the Dream review – slight but charming Netflix documentary | Documentary films” It’s virtually impossible to group the words spelling, bee and documentary together without instantly recalling 2003’s Oscar-nominated Spellbound, a warm-hearted breakout focused on a group of smart young contenders at the 1999 Scripps national competition. …

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Artificial Things review – Sophie Fiennes directs slow journey towards joy | Stage

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Artificial Things review – Sophie Fiennes directs slow journey towards joy | Stage” In an empty shopping centre, against a backdrop of broken ceiling tiles, painted-out windows, shabby fittings and “Please pay here” signs, film-maker Sophie Fiennes gives us a drained palette of beige, grey and porridge white, …

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On the Record review – #MeToo music doc is essential viewing | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “On the Record review – #MeToo music doc is essential viewing | Film” This essential documentary from Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering offers a much needed recalibration of #MeToo, taking into account race and the additional weight shouldered by black women who decide to come forward with their …

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Family Romance, LLC review – Werner Herzog’s moving rent-a-family tale | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Family Romance, LLC review – Werner Herzog’s moving rent-a-family tale | Film” According to its director, Werner Herzog, this surreal, strangely moving tragicomedy, based on Elif Batuman’s 2018 New Yorker article about Japan’s rent-a-family industry, is not a documentary. The scenarios are scripted and there’s no narration or …

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Greyhound review – Tom Hanks goes to war on the high seas | Film

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Greyhound review – Tom Hanks goes to war on the high seas | Film” Tom Hanks has often found that the military or quasi-military uniform of a much-loved authority figure rather suits him: that sensitive, faintly rheumy gaze is often to be seen under a peaked cap or …

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Black Water: Abyss review – PG-style croc horror is fit for a paddling pool | Horror films

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Black Water: Abyss review – PG-style croc horror is fit for a paddling pool | Horror films” Abyss? Abysmal is closer to the mark. This survival horror from Australia – pitting man against killer croc – swims in the shallow end of scares. It creates the merest ripples …

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Good Manners review – superbly strange nanny horror | Horror films

Join SoundtrackStream to find out the article “Good Manners review – superbly strange nanny horror | Horror films” There’s an enjoyably inscrutable performance at the heart of this Brazilian fairytale for grownups. Clara (Isabél Zuaa), an unsmiling mystery women, arrives at the luxurious São Paulo apartment of pregnant Ana (Marjorie Estiano), to be interviewed for …

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