I really rate the original. The sequel was duff. Will the prequel rescue the burgeoning franchise?
It is actor Jason Clarke’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- ALL I SEE IS YOU
- DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
- PUBLIC ENEMIES
D: Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays).
S: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy, Muiris Crowley, Amy Molloy.
30-something existential crises. Covers various forms of social anxiety, from status to the definition of commitment. Relevant and analytical, but not enough narrative surprises.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/animals.html
Season two of Netflix’s excellent Indian crime show is arriving this August.
Out to own today:
It is actor Diane Kruger’s birthday. Her top 5 films:
- ANYTHING FOR HER
- IN THE FADE
- INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
- TROY [director’s cut]
It is sound designer Ben Burtt’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
- STAR WARS
- SUPER 8
- THE DARK CRYSTAL
THE FAREWELL ★★★★★
D: Lulu Wang.
S: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao, Hong Lu, Yongbo Jiang, Jim Liu.
Grief, guilt, and a wedding. A gripping family dramedy. Humour skilfully underpins the sadness, and vice versa.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-farewell.html
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Verb, "to filmaluate”:
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