Table 19

Another vehicle for the range and depth of Anna Kendrick, set in the thoroughly plausible situation where she’s attending a wedding that she was matron-of-honour for 2 up til 2 months’ previous, but was then demoted to the Randoms table after breaking up with the bride’s brother & replaced as …

The Lovebirds

Confusing and ultimately shit romcom, luring us in with the participation of Dinesh from Silicon Valley.  Genuinely made me question what it is that people settle for in a film in this day and age.

How Do You Know

Long on pedigree (Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, James L. Brooks) but short on everything else – totally implausible rom-com where Witherspoon plays an apparently national-level professional sports athlete, but doesn’t seem to demonstrate any agency over her romantic life. How Do You Know?  Well, the fact it’s a …

Midnight in Paris

Sweet Woody Allen comedy about a writer in Paris with his fiancee, their divergent dreams, and his increased understanding of his dreams based on an unlikely situation involving travelling back in time to the 1920s to find himself hanging out with F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, …

Mr. Right

The Acting Range of Anna Kendrick heads up this oddball piece alongside Sam Rockwell, in which Rockwell plays a hitman with what can only be described as a fairly unconventional business model, and a very non-standard romcom situation comes into being.  Total poppycock, of course – but I thought it …

Yesterday

Ever watch a film and watch it go about its twists, turns & machinations, then get to the closing credits and see “Written by Richard Curtis”, and think, “Well THAT makes sense!”?  That was very much my reaction on this one, about a bloke who – whilst flying through the …

Life Itself

Good lord, I really have to write these little summaries as I go rather than retrospectively, cos I’ve no memory of this film either.  Maybe it’s a comment on watching too much stuff?  I vaguely recall seeing Banderas and Patinkin in a film, but other than that the writeup rings …

How to Be Single

I think we ought to chalk this one up to “Jason trying new things”. And gloss over the fact that it turned out I’d seen it before. Kind of like a Love Actually for millennials… except in this one not everyone’s white. 👎