February Film Round Up

February 28, 2018 — Leave a comment

Here’s a round up of everything I’ve written in February.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018, Dir: David Wain)‘There’s always the nagging feeling that it could be trying harder.’

A Haunted House 2 (2014, Dir: Michael Tiddes)‘Racist, sexist and homophobic.

American Satan (2017, Dir: Ash Avildsen)‘Heil Satan! Heil yourselves!’

Batman: Year One (2011, Dir: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery) – Moody.’

Black Panther (2018, Dir: Ryan Coogler)‘If only every Marvel film could be like this.’ 

Curse of Chucky (2013, Dir: Don Mancini)‘It does reinvent the franchise.’ 

Grabbers (2012, Dir: Jon Wright)‘A booze and blood soaked comedy.’

Howling 3: The Marsupials (1987, Dir: Phillipe Mora) – ‘No one is laughing and there’s a deep concern for all involved.’ 

I, Tonya (2018, Dir: Craig Gillespie)‘Stick to a tone.’

Marina Abramović In Brazil: The Space In Between (2018, Dir: Marco Del Fiol)‘A fascinating journey in lifestyles we likely don’t see too much, regardless of how well travelled we see ourselves.’ 

Menashe (2017, Dir: Joshua Z Weinstein)‘A sweet-natured film.’ 

Padman (2018, Dir: R. Balki)‘if it can make at least one person change their habits, that’s got to be a good thing.’ 

Playground [Plac Zabaw] (2016, Dir: Bartosz M Kowalski) ‘Shock tactics for the sake of shock tactics.’ 

Primal Rage (2018, Dir: Patrick Magee)‘Primal Rage is… a helluva ride.’ 

Sherlock: Case of Evil (2002, Dir: Graham Theakston)‘Move along, nothing to see.’ 

St. Elmo’s Fire (1985, Dir: Joel Schumacer)‘Teenagers or sociopaths?’ 

That’s Not My Dog (2018, Dir: Dean Murphy) – ‘…this kind of venture is probably best reserved for television than the cinema.’ 

The End of the F***ing World (2017, Dir: Jonathan Entwistle, Lucy Tcherniak)‘Strangely uplifting.’ 

The People Vs George Lucas (2011, Dir: Alexandre O. Philippe) – ‘A monument to the kind of overgrown children who ruin any kind of fandom.’ 

The Rizen (2017, Dir: Matt Mitchell) – ‘The film’s pacing is completely off.’ 

The Workshop (2017, Dir: Laurent Cantet) – ‘Naturalistic performances, gorgeous provincial scenery and healthy debates are reason enough to be engaged by The Workshop.’

Werewolves of the Third Reich (2017, Dir: Andrew Jones) – ‘Werewolves of the Third Reich is amusing, but severely lacking.’ 

White Collar Hooligan 2 (2013, Dir: Paul Tanter) – ‘Rough and ready charm.’ 


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