Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover and Tichina Arnold are the stars of new drama The Last Black Man In San Francisco.
From writer / director Joe Talbot , this is the story of a young man searching for home in the changing city of San Francisco. A city that seems to have left him behind…
I like the content of this trailer, in part because it reminds me of much of what I liked about If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). Particularly in regards to the depiction of family / friendship, the cinematography, music and the seemingly dream-like sequences.
There’s also all the visuals of beautiful San Francisco on which to feast my eyes.
Mike Epps, Rob Morgan, Finn Wittrock, Jello Biafra, Jamal Trulove, Willie Hen and Thora Birch also star.
Confessions Of A Shopaholic is a P.J. Hogan directed comedy / romance about Rebecca (Isla Fisher), a college graduate who lands a job as a financial journalist. Rebecca’s job requires that she advises others about money; the only thing is, she doesn’t quite have her own finances together.
Being in the mood for an ‘easy viewing’ movie experience, film that didn’t ask too much of me is a key reason I watched Confessions Of A Shopaholic. It’s certainly not the best romantic comedy out there. Yet it has some charm. My favourite moment features John Goodman. Particularly when his character is seen dancing and it’s the punch line for one of the jokes in the movie. I also quite enjoyed Kristen Scott Thomas’s character as the Editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine.
As for the fashion, there is a certain purple frilly top / dress seen towards the end of the movie that I liked. However something tells me that had I also fallen in love with more of the clothes featured, perhaps the whole film experience would be that little bit more memorable. Rather than mainly feeling like a mixture of scenarios that brought to mind similar situations that I’d already enjoyed watching in other movies.
Whether you’re a shopaholic or not, there’s probably a little something to appreciate in Hogan’s film. Even if that thing is the general existence of movies that don’t ask too much of you.
From writer / director Laura Steinel, Family is the story of Kate.
Kate enjoys her life as a career-focused woman. That is until out of the blue, her estranged brother calls her for help with babysitting his tween daughter for one night. Kate reluctantly agrees but then one night becomes a week…
I’m looking forward to seeing Schilling do well in a role that seems to fit her well. It helps that I have one or two things in common with her character, Kate.
Jessie Ennis, Matt Walsh, Eric Edelstein, Karan Kendrick, Suehyla El-Attar and Heather McMahanalso star.
Based on the Bestselling novel by Fiona Shaw, Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger and Gregor Selkirk are the stars of Tell It To The Bees.
Directed by Annabel Jankel and set in 1950s small-town Britain, a doctor’s relationship with her young patient’s mother has her patient worried and soon enough, the whole town talking…
The young boy’s emotional journey is what intrigues me most. I also can’t help but think of Carol after seeing this trailer. I therefore envisage that it’ll prove near impossible to to avoid comparing the two films; especially bearing in mind the things they have in common.
Kate Dickie, Emun Elliott, Rebecca Hanssen, Lauren Lyle and Joanne Gallagher also star.
From director Farhad Safinia; starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Steve Coogan and Natalie Dormer, The Professor And The Madman is the origin story of the principal historical dictionary of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary.
After Professor James Murray started the dictionary in the mid 19th century, he soon received more than 10,000 entries from Dr. William Minor. A man who happened to be a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum…
In all my years of appreciating the beauty of the English language, not once have I given a single thought to the founding of the English Dictionary. As a fan of words I sure hope this one is a tale even more interesting than this trailer suggests.
My fingers are also crossed that all the logophiles and lexicographers will have a good time.
Jennifer Ehle, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Irvine, Aidan McArdle, Brendan Patricks, David Crowley and Kieran O’Reilly also star.