Review: I Care A Lot (2021) – Going Down With The Showboat

Rosamund Pike in I Care A Lot Early on in J Blakeson's I Care A Lot there is a moment of acknowledgement, where in voiceover Marla (Rosamund Pike) tells the audience that being good and adhering to societies rules is weak. It's a hot take that's for sure but mostly it sets the stage for …

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Review-Lite: Squared Love (2021)

Adrianna Chlebicka and Mateusz Banasiuk in Squared Love It might just be my choices in recent years but when it comes to Polish cinema, I can't seem to find an in road. Either they are intentionally crass (365 Dni) or trying too hard to be comic (Fierce) to be genuinely enjoyable to watch. While Squared …

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Review-Lite: To All The Boys. Always and Forever (2021)

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in To All The Boys: Always and Forever The first of two conclusions to Netflix's collection of teen romances, To All The Boys: Always and Forever ends a trilogy that unlike other teen franchise The Kissing Booth actually allowed its characters to grow and change over the course of its …

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Review-Lite: The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)

Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen in The Map of Tiny Perfect Things There is nothing more timeless than the time loop movie. Be it Groundhog Day or Edge of Tomorrow (both name checked here with gleeful abandon) and honestly, considering lately, each day has the tendency to roll into the last one and so on …

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Review-Lite: The Babysitter – Killer Queen (2020)

Judah Lewis in The Babysitter: Killer Queen Nobody expected The Babysitter to be entertaining, let alone funny but director McG's 2017 film was everything people didn't expect. It was charming, bloody, funny and ultimately a smart piece of horror comedy. His follow up to the series, a continuation of Cole's (Judah Lewis) story involving crazed …

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Review-Lite: The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)

Robert Forster, Riki Lindhome and Jim Cummings in The Wolf of Snow Hollow The setting is always the same, the small secluded alpine town with the blistering snow storm. The cast of characters from the old time sheriff to the collection of scared townsfolk. The winter horror isn't anything new but in writer/director Jim Cummings …

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Review-Lite: An American Pickle (2020)

Seth Rogen in An American Pickle Widely publicised as a launch title for HBO Max, the Seth Rogen starring and Brandon Trost directed An American Pickle is a film about finding middle ground, making compromises for those you love, or even those you barely know but want to. Telling the story of Jewish immigrant Herschel …

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