Directed by Tobias Lindholm — Screenplay by Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Like the many films with the word ‘American’ in the title (American Sniper, American Gangster, American Ultra, American Hustle, American Pie, etc.), films or shows with ‘Good’ in the title are a dime a dozen. The Good Dinosaur, The Good Wife, The Good Doctor, and so on and so forth. Let’s just say that Tobias Lindholm’s The Good Nurse has a very generic title. I’d love to be able to say that the film isn’t like that. But, honestly, it is a fairly generic but ‘okay’ film that somehow has a great cast, director, and screenwriter.
Written and Directed by Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs) — Distributed by Netflix.
Back in July 2020, news broke that Netflix had acquired the distribution rights to this Aaron Sorkin legal drama following negotiations with Paramount Pictures. The global COVID-19 pandemic had made it difficult for Paramount to live up to the promise of a wide theatrical release this year especially since it was, reportedly, important for the filmmakers to have their film released to the public prior to the 2020 United States Presidential Election in November. Netflix provided them with a feasible and acceptable way out. The Trial of the Chicago 7 has now been released globally on the popular streaming service, thus giving Americans a chance to watch this drama before casting their vote. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)”→
The following is a review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — Directed by David Yates.
Everybody wants to rule the world. Everybody wants to be Marvel Studios or Lucasfilm. It is perfectly natural to want to make many Harry Potter spin-off films, but it is a bit much to want to make five films about Newt Scamander. But that isn’t all Fantastic Beasts is. Because this film makes it very clear that the Fantastic Beasts-brand is used as an all-encompassing title for every prequel spin-off dream Warner Bros. and J. K. Rowling, who is now writing the scripts for these films without basing it on a book of hers, could be interested in. Continue reading “REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)”→
The following is a review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Five years after the end of the Harry Potter film series, Warner Bros. is ready to bring you another story in the wizarding world of the Rowlingverse: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Make no mistake, this film does not feature Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, or Ron Weasley. In fact, Fantastic Beasts takes place in the 1920s – a very long time before Hagrid told Harry that he was a wizard. Continue reading “REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)”→
The following is a review of The Danish Girl, a Tom Hooper film.
When I first heard about this film going into production I was fairly intrigued. The fact of the matter is that while I don’t know much about the story or the people it is depicting, I am a Dane, and I walk the streets of Copenhagen every week. I was excited to have this biopic feel authentic, but some things did leave me somewhat puzzled and annoyed after the end credits. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Danish Girl (2015)”→
Here we are again on the eve of the Academy Awards. This year I had my heart set on Boyhood for Best Picture and Richard Linklater for Best Director – boy was I upset. Eventually Inarritu took it all, and I mean it all, even the screenplay award they were nominated for. I’m just saying, Academy – you should at least have given Linklater the Director Award if you were going to give Inarritu the scriptwriting award… Continue reading “REACTION: Academy Awards 2015 Results”→
The main focus for this blog has always been cinema. My father introduced me to all sorts of films when I was very young – and I’ve been hooked ever since. On Twitter I call myself an amateur film critic – and that, of course, means I’ll be trying to predict the Oscars – the Academy Awards 2015. Continue reading “Predicting The Academy Awards 2015”→