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Uncle Frank (Review)

DIRECTOR: Alan Ball

CAST: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Margo Martindale, Stephen Root, Lois Smith, Jane McNeil, Caity Brewer, Michael Perez, Cole Doman

RUNNING TIME: 95 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A gay literature professor (Bettany) reluctantly returns home with his teenage niece (Lillis) and his partner (Macdissi) for his father’s funeral…

 

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
Not even 24 hours after the release of Hillbilly Elegy comes along yet another movie that deals with dysfunctional family […]

By |November 25th, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

The Christmas Chronicles 2 (Review)

DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus

CAST: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Judah Lewis, Julian Dennison, Tyrese Gibson, Jahzir Bruno, Patrick Gallagher

RUNNING TIME: 112 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: Teenager Katie (Camp) is reunited with Santa Claus (Russell) when a mysterious troublemaker (Dennison) threatens to ruin Christmas forever…

 

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
The most memorable thing about the first Christmas Chronicles movie was by far the casting of Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. His infectious energy and utterly cool charisma […]

By |November 25th, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

Hillbilly Elegy (Review)

DIRECTOR: Ron Howard

CAST: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Owen Asztalos, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins

RUNNING TIME: 116 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Yale law student J.D. Vance (Basso) must return to his Appalachian family in Ohio after a personal crisis…

 

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
There is a scene early on in Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy, based on the 2016 memoir by J.D. Vance, where characters lightly poke fun at Vance’s “redneck” background, to which he takes offense […]

By |November 24th, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

You Cannot Kill David Arquette (Review)

DIRECTORS: David Darg and Price James

CAST: David Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Courteney Cox, Ric Flair, Dallas Page, Jack Perry, RJ Skinner

RUNNING TIME: 90 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: Actor David Arquette makes an ambitious return to the world of wrestling…

 

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
If you were to ask a wrestling fan what their opinion was on David Arquette, you’d be lucky if all you get in return was a punch to the gut and spit on the face. In […]

By |November 23rd, 2020|Film Reviews|0 Comments

YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
(as themselves) David Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Courteney Cox, Ric Flair, Dallas Page, Jack Perry, RJ Skinner
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
David Darg (Electric Kingdom) and Price James (film debut), directors, writers, cinematographers; Ross Levine (The Canyons), Christina McLarty-Arquette (Survivors Guide to Prison), Bryn Mooser (Gardeners of Eden) and Stacey Souther (The Essence of Depp), producers; Matt Glass (Squirrel) and Dimiter Yordanov (The Two Pamelas), composers; Paul Rogers (Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy […]

UNCLE FRANK (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Paul Bettany (A Knight’s Tale), Sophia Lillis (It), Peter Macdissi (Tiptoes), Steve Zahn (Rescue Dawn), Judy Greer (The 15:17 to Paris), Margo Martindale (Blow the Man Down), Stephen Root (Get Out), Lois Smith (Marjorie Prime), Jane McNeil (The Highwaymen), Caity Brewer (Laura Gets a Cat), Michael Perez (Suburbicon), Cole Doman (Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alan Ball (Towelhead), director, writer, producer; Bill Block (Bad Moms), Michael Costigan (A Bigger Splash), Peter […]

POSSESSOR (18)

WHO’S IN IT?
Andrea Riseborough (The Death of Stalin), Christopher Abbott (Piercing), Rossif Sutherland (Dead Before Dawn), Tuppence Middleton (Fisherman’s Friends), Sean Bean (GoldenEye), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Kaniehtiio Horn (On the Road), Raoul Bhaneja (Cold Creek Manor), Gage Graham-Arbuthnot (Octavio Is Dead!), Gabrielle Graham (On the Basis of Sex)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), director, writer; Fraser Ash (Closet Monster), Niv Fichman (Enemy), Kevin Krikst (Disappearance at Clifton Hill) and Andrew Starke […]

NOELLE (U)

WHO’S IN IT?
Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins), Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment), Kingsley Ben-Adir (The Commuter), Billy Eichner (The Lion King), Julie Hagerty (Airplane!), Jay Brazeau (Horns), Maceo Smedley (film debut), Diana-Maria Riva (Love & Mercy), Ron Funches (Get Hard), Michael Gross (Ground Control), Chelah Horsdal (If I Stay), Anna Van Hooft (Warcraft: The Beginning), Anthony Konechny (Night Witness), Burgess Jenkins (Remember The Titans), Shaylee Mansfield (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Marc […]

LIFE IN A YEAR (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns), Jaden Smith (After Earth), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), RZA (Funny People), Chris D’Elia (The Female Brain), Stony Blyden (Dude), JT Neal (Lucky’s Treasure)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Mitja Okorn (Planeta Singli), director; Jeffrey Addiss (film debut) and Will Matthews (film debut), writers; Marc Bienstock (Split), Clarence Hammond (Sprinter) and Caleeb Pinkett (After Earth), producers; Photek (The Persian Connection), composer; Quyen Tran (Pali Road), cinematographer; […]

HILLBILLY ELEGY (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Glenn Close (The Wife), Amy Adams (Vice), Gabriel Basso (The Kings of Summer), Owen Asztalos (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul), Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Bo Hopkins (The Wild Bunch)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), director, producer; Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water), writer; Brian Grazer (Apollo 13) and Karen Lunder (Gifted), producers; David Fleming (The Perfect Guy) and Hans Zimmer […]