REVIEW: Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)

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The following is a review of Brexit: The Uncivil War — Directed by Toby Haynes.

HBO’s latest TV-film, Brexit: The Uncivil War, comes from the director of a number of Doctor Who-episodes as well as the brilliant Sherlock-episode “The Reichenbach Fall,” Toby Haynes, who has now reteamed with Sherlock-star Benedict Cumberbatch to retell the story of the infamous portmanteau term, the solution for which still confuses and frustrates many people around the world. Continue reading “REVIEW: Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)”

76th Golden Globes Results: Reaction – Special Features #42

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association had not gone gaga for Gaga (or A Star is Born). Glenn Close made the Best Actress-Oscars category into a true battle. Roma performed well. Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody both overperformed, and the film critic community is not happy about it. Let’s talk about all of it. Continue reading “76th Golden Globes Results: Reaction – Special Features #42”

REVIEW: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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The following is a review of Mary Poppins Returns — Directed by Rob Marshall.

Whether P. L. Travers liked it or not, Robert Stevenson’s Mary Poppins is a recognized children’s’ musical classic. Though not exactly timeless, I think it is remarkable that both my mother and my sister and I all grew up watching Stevenson’s film. When I rewatched Mary Poppins recently, I must admit that I did not love it like I’ve been told I did when I was a child. Continue reading “REVIEW: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)”

REVIEW: Lionheart (2019)

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The following is a review of Lionheart — Directed by Genevieve Nnaji.

Lionheart is the first original film from Nigeria that Netflix has acquired, and it is also the directorial debut of the Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, who also plays the lead role here. In Lionheart, Nnaji, who Oprah Winfrey apparently once referred to as the ‘Julia Roberts of Africa’ plays Adaeze, a well-dressed and seemingly wealthy partner in her family’s company ‘Lionheart.’ Continue reading “REVIEW: Lionheart (2019)”