Booksmart is everything a teen comedy could ever aspire to be: it’s razor sharp, it’s quick on its feet, it’s full of love and tenderness, it’s original, it’s uplifting, and as if that wasn’t enough, yes, it is a comedy, and it’s hilarious. Olivia Wilde directed a treasure of a movie, and you cannot watch it soon enough.
Movie reviews for the passionate of film
Month: May 2019
John Wick 3: Parabellum (2019) – Movie Review
The John Wick series has mastered the craft of practical action to perfection, and this instalment does not disappoint.
The Dead Don’t Die (2019) – Movie Review
This leisurely walk towards the end times is not without its charms, but as the thin plot nears the end it becomes apparent that there’s no conclusion in reach, no final destination.
Gloria Bell (2019) – Movie Review
Julianne Moore is phenomenal in a subtle and grounded role, a tender and lived-in story of a woman in search of more.
Vox Lux (2018) – Movie Review
Natalie Portman delivers a great performance as a volatile pop star in Vox Lux.
Synonymes (2019) – Movie Review
Synonymes is an interesting look at Parisian life through the eyes of a charismatic protagonist, but it loses its way towards the end.