The Incredible Jessica James is not a super hero movie as I first thought. It is in fact a comedy about an aspiring New York based playwright played by Jessica Williams. Williams is an actor who’s not completely new to me thanks to People Places Things (2015) – one of my favourite comedies of 2015.
The story, written and directed by Jim Strouse who also wrote and directedPeople Places Things, centres around Miss James’s friendship with a guy called Boone (Chris O’Dowd). A friendship that begins whilst Miss Jones is on the rebound from a break-up.
There are definitely one or two scenes at the beginning of this moviewhere I thought, ‘the camera is definitely spending too long on this moment’. Luckily for me, as the film progressed, I just liked it more and more. Williams did a good job of portraying all that is incredible about Miss James and I enjoyed the writing, especially as I found that I identify with Miss James in a number of ways. To mention just one way (you may relate to this too), I too have a slightly less than ordinary dream that also requires much dedication.
Noël Wells, an actor I first saw in Aziz Ansari’s rather good series Master Of None was a highlight.I also lovedO’Dowd who was as always a delight to watch in comedy / drama roles.
By the end of The Incredible Jessica James , my thoughts had evolved from ‘the camera is definitely spending too long on this moment’ to ‘Miss James may not wear a special suit or a cape, but she really is quite incredible’. Not only did I want to be as cool as Jessica James, but I’d decided that I’d definitely tune in in the event that this movie were turned into a series.
In Crown Heights, Colin Warner is a young man wrongfully convicted of murder and his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Warner’s innocence. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin; Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Brian Tyree Henry and Zach Grenier star…
This one I’ll watch for three reasons. Firstly I’m desperate for this story to end well – because so often in these circumstances it does not. Second, what a dream to have a friend like Carl King. He’s surely the best kind of friend anyone could have. Third, Following Get Out (2017), I’d just love to see a character played by Stanfield actually escape his captors. That would make me happy indeed.
Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Yul Vazquez, Hunter Emery Josh Pais and Natalie Paul also star.
Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton and Will Poulter’s latest movie, War Machine is a satire of America’s war with Afghanistan. Directed by David Michôd, the comedy/ drama focuses on the people running the war campaign…
I can’t wait to see this movie. Following the trailer for Bright (2017) starring Will Smith and Okja (2017) with Jake Gyllenhaal, War Machine is the third trailer in three days for a movie starring a Hollywood A-lister, that’s due to be released exclusively on Netflix. Interesting times indeed.
On another note, I kind of already inherently knew this but my goodness Brad Pitt is easy to watch. I guess it’s called charisma… among other things.
Emory Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy and Anthony Michael Hall also star.