Director: Greta Gerwig Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts I've been thinking a lot about homogenised culture and Donnie Darko. Indulge me. I'm 34. When Donnie Darko came out - around the close of 2001, start of 2002 - its 1987 setting felt quirky and nostalgic. The fashions, the mindsets, the music. Maybe because I was … Continue reading Review: Lady Bird
Nicholas Stoller's Bad Neighbours slunk in and out of cinemas in the UK in 2014 without generating much fuss either way. The comedy vehicle saw new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) battling against a fraternity house that rocked up next door and it stuck firmly and comfortably within the realms of college / stoner … Continue reading Review: Bad Neighbours 2
About as lovable and endearing as a men's rights activist, the American college frat boy movie has long been one of comedy cinema's impossible wins. Constructed wholly from cliché, you'll be hard pressed to find a single shining example of the genre that isn't tainted by its own odd desperation and overwhelming irrelevance. Yet, with … Continue reading Review: Everybody Wants Some!!