See You Yesterday

Two teenage scientific geniuses in Brooklyn have been working on a time machine, but when they hit upon success they find themselves using it for a cause they never would have expected. I found my way to this Netflix film via a list of "best films of 2019 so far" and whilst what I watched … Continue reading See You Yesterday

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Woodstock or Bust

It is the summer of 1969 and struggling singer-songwriters and best friends Lorian (Willow Shields) and Meryl (Meg DeLacy) are floundering playing gigs for poorly attended birthday parties. When they stumble upon a poster for the Woodstock music festival they start planning fundraising ideas and a road trip that will take them to their dreams. … Continue reading Woodstock or Bust

Vox Lux

Vox Lux describes itself as “a 21st century portrait” in its credits, but I’m still unable to decide if that is a portrait of its pop diva protagonist, fame or of our entire society. It is a film that manages to feel entirely superficial and shallow at the same time as it seems to be … Continue reading Vox Lux

Blue Jay

When high school sweethearts Jim (Mark Duplass) and Amanda (Sarah Paulson) bump into each other in their old home town they spend 24 hours reminiscing about their history and what could have been. My normal preference is to review current cinema releases or new streaming titles but I want to make an exception for Blue … Continue reading Blue Jay

Paddleton

Michael (Mark Duplass) and Andy (Ray Romano) are friends who live in the same apartment complex. Both single, they share a love of homemade pizza, Kung fu movies and the ball game they created called Paddleton. The film opens with Michael being diagnosed with terminal cancer and what follows is a bitter sweet comedy about … Continue reading Paddleton