I like this trio: Amy Schumer, Kate Lyn Shiel and Keisha Castle-Hughes.
THE BIG SICK ★★★☆☆
D: Michael Showalter (The Baxter).
S: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham.
A generic rom-com, saved by waggish humour and surprisingly… Ray Romano.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-big-sick.html
AMERICAN GODS [season one] ★★★★☆
Ambitious, thoughtful, and one of the best looking shows on television. Hugely imaginative and intricate, but so far feels too much like it is set-up for further series.
Will this be hard-hitting?
BABY DRIVER ★★★★☆
D: Edgar Wright (The World’s End, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead).
S: Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jon Bernthal.
Better than ’Shaun of the Dead’, but not in the same league as ‘Scott Pilgrim’, Edgar Wright’s latest is Tarantino-esque.
Mr review: http://www.filmaluation.com/baby-driver.html
Out to own today:
HOUSE OF CARDS [season 5] ★★★☆☆
Spending eight episodes on an election shows how television can't compete with real world political drama. Though, the leads represent right wing politics: Where you stand for nothing, yet want power anyway.
IT COMES AT NIGHT ★★★★☆
D: Trey Edward Shults.
S: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Riley Keough.
Atmospheric post-apocalyptic horror. Many layered political allegory. Psychological breakdown adds another dimension.
The latest X-Men remastered in black & white. Does not improve on the experience, due to the uneven direction and editing; though the film still packs an emotional punch.
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