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Tangerine
Tangerine (2015)
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Movie night with Iris.

Yes Tangerine was shot on an iPhone, but i marveled more at the visuals, soundtrack, humour and pathos.

The film is shot in an LA sunset glow. It is frequently very funny but in the City of Angels its protagonists are all lost souls. It's freewheeling, improvisatory style stumbles to the donut shop finale. This is spectacular, along the lines of a John Osborne stage climax.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Movie night with Gertie.

Accomplished directorial debut from Ejiofor. It works on many levels - a coming-of-age tale, an eco-fable; and ingenuity to overturn a disaster.

The storyline is predictable, but it's a deeper tale of the relationships between the family members. It is grim stuff at times, even though we all know how the film will end. This is good stuff.

Crazy Rich Asians
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Movie night with Iris.

Culturally important breakthrough and a box office hit. Kitsch with a capital K. But funny and sentimental enough to get away with its excesses and often toe-curling moments.

The film is muddle of satire and admiration of the super-rich. However, somehow the film's energy saves it.

Widows
Widows (2018)
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Movie night with Iris.

You don't expect McQueen to be remaking ITV Lydia La Plante fare. And do you know what, he shouldn't have. It's an un-involving mess. Trying to be true to the source, trying to have a feminist reboot, and trying to be The Wire.

Some see this as a rip-roaring heist. I was bored. The plot is clunky, the script clunkier; but them critics are blinded by McQueen.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
10 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Movie night with Gertie.

Spider-Man gets an injection in the veins, with this animated outing. Brimming full of visual flair, humour, music and style. So good it even has the best Nic Cage outing for ten years.

Granted, the balance isn't always perfect. Man it's a busy film where each emotion, wonder or depth can be gone in a flash, but it's a thrill to immerse yourself in this world.