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Gifted (Marc Webb, 2017)

It all looks fairly formulaic on paper. Captain America + cute kid + schmaltz = Gifted. The title alone may provoke groans, because it seems to be a term that is thrown around all too easily. From the outset it would seem that clichés would surely abound. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Gifted

FILM REVIEW: The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets (Yarrow Cheney & Chris Renaud, 2016)

Stepping away from the amusing but not exactly articulate Minions, Illumination Entertainment is back with some quality animation in The Secret Life of Pets. Chris Renaud, who has previously co-directed the Despicable Me films, teams up with Yarrow Cheney (in his feature debut) as co-directors. Set in the most beautiful version of Manhattan you’re likely to see, we bear witness to a day in the life of the pets in an apartment building. Front and centre is Max (voiced by Louis C.K.), a Jack Russell who desperately waits for his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper) to return each day from work. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Secret Life of Pets

FILM REVIEW: Obvious Child

Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre, 2014)

Jenny Slate
Jenny Slate

I anticipate that most viewers will either love or hate Obvious Child, but most would-be-haters will probably avoid it in the first place, unless they like to hate-watch things that make them angry. Obvious Child has been described as a ‘subversive rom-com’ due to its controversial subject matter. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Obvious Child