FILM REVIEW: Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash (Jonathan Demme, 2015)

As we all know, Meryl Streep could play Batman if she wanted to, so her presence in Ricki and the Flash automatically makes it a watchable film. But with anybody else, it most likely would have been a stinker. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Ricki and the Flash

FILM REVIEW: The Wolfpack

The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle, 2015)

One of the hottest tickets at the Melbourne International Film Festival, The Wolfpack has been accompanied by oodles of buzz – “mesmerising”, “has to be seen to believed”, “a bombshell documentary” are just some of the critic quotes included in the trailer. A terrifying concept, a beguiling trailer, OH MY GOD SIGN ME UP RIGHT NOW. And yet, while it was an interesting film, it didn’t quite pack the punch I was hoping for.
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FILM REVIEW: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2015)

Winner of this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl promised to be a tearjerker, and a quirky one at that. A teen drama about cancer often equals big bucks and fan girls. But that’s assuming the lead guy is hot and there’s some super lame dialogue about how much he loooooooooves the main gal. Teenagers aren’t interested in this friendship rubbish! THEY WANT PASHING. In Anne Frank’s house! While someone starts a slow clap. (That’s unfortunately not a joke but a hella lame scene from The Fault in Our Stars). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl