I wasn’t expecting much from Downsizing. At first glance it looks like an original, fun idea but a fairly average execution. But the trailer really doesn’t do this film justice. It’s funny and insightful and hides a serious message at its heart. Continue reading “Review: Downsizing”
At the very least, you have to give Ridley Scott credit for getting the film out on time after what was an eleventh hour decision to replace Kevin Spacey as one of the stars. I’m not sure I would have gone to see it otherwise, not just because Spacey but because rich people with rich people problems isn’t my notion of entertainment (unless it stars Joan Collins). But I was curious.
It’s the first week of the year and I had no new issues in my comic subscriptions. So I decided to take a chance on a new mini-series, Batman and the Signal which launches the long-teased superhero career of Batman’s new protege.
Wow, what a way to start my movie year!
I got to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ahead of its UK release. I knew going in that it dealt with some difficult subject matter and I was prepared. But this is bowl-me-over powerful.
Here are the 20 movies I’m most excited to see this year. No doubt the list will evolve as the year goes on. I’ve put them in alphabetical order, not preference…You know, just to be fair.
Links go to the trailer where there is one, otherwise to IMDB.
These are the 10 worst of the movies I have seen this year. Again, it’s my subjective choices and it only includes those I have actually seen. So (for example) Fifty Shades Darker doesn’t make the list because I didn’t waste my time watching it.
I have seen 80 movies in the cinema this year, not counting repeat viewings. This is my list of the ten best. I stress: this is the best of those I have actually seen. There are undoubtedly some movies that deserve to be on the list that I didn’t manage to see on the big screen (Moonlight for example). And its my personal list – nothing fair or objective about it.
I really like the soundtrack for this film. I like the circus. It seems to have all the right ingredients for me.
So…there’s not much doubt I’m going to like this one, is there? I am not the kind of hard core Star Wars fan who reads all the novels and comics, but I have read a few and I’m a fan. I also loved The Force Awakens, comparisons with A New Hope be damned. I will try to avoid spoilers.
I really don’t like sports movies. I don’t “get” sport, at all, really, so it’s no surprise that I’m not entertained by films about something that bores me. On the other hand, Battle of the Sexes ticks most of my other boxes. Feminist message. Large female cast. Lesbian protagonist. And I at least know how tennis is played. So, let’s see…