I reviewed Trainwreck for CineVue.
The debut of Schumer as both lead actor and writer, Trainwreck breezes in as Amy’s reckless way of life is documented in hysterically crude detail. Her behaviour is refreshingly brazen and subverts the typical opinion in comedies of woman as doting fools, their lives non-existent until they’re swept off their feet.
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Kirsten Wiig and Bill Hader are the beating heart behind The Skeleton Twins, a bittersweet and sharply observed offbeat drama. They star as Maggie and Milo, estranged siblings who are brought back together after the latter’s botched suicide attempt. As each struggles with their own problems, as well as a dark childhood, Maggie and Milo slowly realise that they’re better together than apart. Continue reading “Review: The Skeleton Twins (2014)”
Released in 2011, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs was an unmitigated success for Sony Pictures Animation. It’s hardly a surprise then that a little over two years later, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 is upon us. With new directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn taking over the reins from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the sequel is as appealing and visually imaginative as its predecessor. Sadly, the same can’t be said for an unfocused narrative that’s not quite as clever as it thinks it is. Continue reading “Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (2013)”