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 – ‘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 …

Review – ‘I Care a Lot’

Written and directed by J Blakeson, ‘I Care a Lot’ attempts to satirically comment on the pursuit of the American Dream, but the lack of cutting edge storytelling leaves the only cutting edge thing to be Rosamund Pike’s razor sharp bob.  The dark comedy released through Netflix (depending on the country you’re in this could …

Review – ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’

Fresh off her stint as Wonder Woman’s nemesis in ‘WW84’, Kristen Wiig is back! She’s paired up with her ‘Bridesmaids’ co-writer friend Annie Mumolo to write and portray Barb and Star. Two middle-aged women on the verge of … something? Trying to write a synopsis for this movie is somewhat pointless. Is it a funny …

Review – ‘I Blame Society’

Hollywood ruins lives. What started as a joke casually said by a friend about her ability to commit murder, Gillian (Gillian Wallace Horvat), takes this opportunity to prove she’s a fresh, creative filmmaker and capable of murder in the same breath. Armed with a GoPro and a DSLR, Gillian documents her attempt to commit the …

Review – ‘Willy’s Wonderland’

Remember video game Five Nights at Freddy’s, in which a couple of animatronics go haywire in some Chuck E. Cheese sorta looking family restaurant? Well, you could say this is the unofficial movie adaptation of that game. Who better than Nicolas Cage to fight these robotic bastards that are supposed to look cute, but are …

Hulu Review – ‘Animaniacs’ Season 1

Animaniacs — (Photo Courtesy of Courtesy Amblin Television/Warner Bros. Animation) They’re back! The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. water tower, the siblings waste no time in …

FIFF2020 Review – ‘Un Triomphe’

In Emmanuel Courcol’s sophomore feature, the French director tells the story of an actor past his prime, who’s asked to give drama lessons to prisoners, but sees potential to go bigger and bolder and attempts to stage “Waiting for Godot.” Based on a true event, ‘The Big Hit’ (aka ‘Un Triomphe’) is set for a …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Under The Open Sky’

TIFF20’s fourth film on our schedule is the incredibly beautiful Japanese feature ‘Under The Open Sky’ (originally titled ‘Subarashiki Sekai’). Inspired by Mr. Ryuko Saki’s novel ‘Mibuncho’ (translated ‘Inmate Files’), director Nishikawa Miwa for the first time ever uses someone else’s story to create one that’s inspired by ex-convicts who try to adapt to a …