JoinedAugust 26th, 2016
Obvious Child deals with a contentious issue with care and laughs. It benefits from charismatic leading lady Jenny Slate, who guides the film over some patchy ground.
The “third generation” feels shaky in the time period Wolf covers, which is part of why it’s so fascinating. It’s easy to make a film about the hip-shaking, war-hating hippies and punks of the 1950’s onwards – the period 1904-45 is certainly not one remembered for the waves of youths. But with so many lost in war and hopeless rebellion, remembering this generation is clearly something important – the stories of the four narrators come together to portray the teenager as we know it about to be born.
Modern retelling of Stephen King's classic horror novel of an outcast unleashed...but doesn't quite hit the mark.
A certain irreverence and catchy songs help Into The Woods stand out from the herd of recent fairytale reimaginings.
The Sea is a film your mammy is probably going to love, but there’s plenty of meat for the critical viewer too. AN interesting and distinctly Irish watch
Not as original as it thinks nor as funny as it needs to be, the decidedly mediocre Life After Beth coasts by on Aubrey Plaza's charm.
The film is undoubtedly funnier when rehashing old jokes, though the comic performances are once again spot on. Steve Carrell as Brick Tamland is absolutely brilliant – he’s given more screen time in this film, and never fails to incite laughter. Ferrell, too, is ludicrous and hilarious as Ron Burgundy: the man’s comic timing is impeccable, and even if the jokes aren’t fantastic, the performances of the main characters are.