AF French Film Festival 2021 – ‘Bye Bye Morons’ (Adieu les cons)

SPOILERS AHEAD! Bye Bye Morons is a French comedy-drama that morphs into an unexpected romance-drama. With it's autumn-coloured grading, cleverly linked dialogue and successful running jokes, writer and director Albert Dupontel creates a heartwarming film that touches on themes of life, death, and love.  The film follows Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira), a 45-year-old hairdresser diagnosed with an …

Review – ‘Coming 2 America’

Comedian Eddie Murphy stars in the sequel to his 1988 comedy, 'Coming To America'. Whereas the original film mostly took place in Queens, New York, this sequel only briefly flies over from the kingdom Zamunda. This time the only reason to go back to the Big Apple, is to go find his illegitimate son and …

Netflix Review – ‘Moxie’

Moxie. Nico Hiraga as Seth, Amy Poehler as Lisa/Director/Producer, Hadley Robinson as Vivian in Moxie. Cr Colleen Hayes/NETFLIX © 2020 It feels like ages ago that the #Metoo movement started to kick the shins of the patriarchy. Feminism has come a long way through the ages and has gathered strong supporters along the way. ‘Moxie’ …

Netflix Review – ‘Ginny & Georgia’

A dramedy TV show about beautiful rich Americans living in the picture-perfect Massachusetts town of Wellsbury, this show stars a financially challenged mother-daughter duo and an add-on son who is seemingly not a very important family member. Georgia (Brianne Howey - 'Batwoman') is a mother, and with legs for days, a banging body, and luscious …

Netflix Review – ‘Canine Intervention’

Jas Leverette in episode 1 “Lady Macbeth” of Canine Intervention: Season 1. c. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 This is a feel-good TV show that showcases "troubled" dogs with bad reputations or a tendency towards violence and master trainer Jas Leverette. Jas, the handsome and manly face of the show, is a dog whisperer. He …

Review – ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

When it comes to jazz I’m about as white as a white boy can be. Smokey nightclubs have never been and will never be my natural habitat. But hearing the raspy vocals of Billie Holiday has always made me long for that era somehow. After seeing Lee Daniel’s ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ I …

Review – ‘Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story’

From trading card company to multi-generational video game developer, Nintendo is known by every person on the planet. In Jeremy Snead's five part documentary series, which will be available to watch for free March 1 exclusively on Crackle, we take a look at the iconic Japanese company's bumpy ride throughout the decades. Every one hour …

AF French Film Festival 2021 Review – ‘Black Box’ (Boîte noire)

'Black Box' thrillingly takes us deep inside the world of black box analyzing. Like a mysterious puzzle straight out of The Da Vinci Code, this grounded aerospace thriller doesn't hold back when it comes to revealing the truth behind whistleblowing, corporate conspiracies and how far people are willing to go to cover/uncover the truth. When …

Apple TV+ Review – ‘Cherry’

After directing the highest-grossing film ever with Avengers: Endgame, directors Anthony and Joe Russo could do anything they wanted. They chose to adapt Nico Walker’s semi-autobiographical novel about the military, addiction, and crime: Cherry. Split into chapters, Cherry follows an unnamed narrator aka Cherry (Tom Holland) over the course of fifteen years — from meeting …

Review – ‘The Sinners’

You'd think Pretty Little Liars meets Se7en would have a little more skin on its bones than what The Sinners cooks up, but alas this after school special is just as exciting as watching paint dry. Seven students at a Catholic high school form a secret clique where each of them embody one of the …