As Edward Norton’s Narrator from “Fight Club” is being embraced by Meatloaf’s Robert “Bob” Paulson, a sufferer of testicular cancer with ‘bitch tits,’ the voice over says following: “And that was where I fit...between those huge sweating tits that hung enormous…” That masculine and yet tender bosom is what it feels like when you’re an ultra Batman fan watching “The Lego Batman Movie.”
His former partner Marcus Skidmore (Tony Cox) is released from prison and wants to pull together the old crew to refresh the old scheme; this time adding Willie’s mother Sunny Soke (Kathy Bates) into the mix. It’s fitting that the star of “Misery” is here for the torture that follows.
“Project Eden Vol. 1” ends with a cliff-hanger that entices but it’s hard to say whether it’s earned. To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling; hopefully what they dreamt up, has not made them its master because it only leaves a triumph or disaster.
Cameraperson” is a movie memoir, of sorts, from long time cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (KJ). Although you may imagine that life for a cameraperson is somewhat obscured by the vision of those they collaborate with; KJ finds herself as the witness to beauty and tranquillity in places shrouded in dark historical moments.
“Inferno” is a movie that satisfies like a single serve airline meal. The pulp globe-trotting mystery doesn’t have nutritional value, the rich taste of a restaurant dish, or the care of something home cooked; it’s purpose built to fill a void quickly and induce a mild vegetative state.
Casey Affleck’s performance in “Manchester By The Sea” is one of the most effectively crafted portrayals of the crippling weight of grief in recent movies. Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan’s composition is lured toward him, every moment that he’s occupying the frame; the actor is like a tractor beam.
In the fourth episode of the latest series of POD SAVE OUR SCREEN Blake Howard joins forces with the original gangster of Australian Online Film journalism Garth Franklin to talk The Dark Tower, Venom, Ridley Scott’s next 17 “Alien” movies and the most anticipated fight of the year (no not Mayweather versus McGregor), Netflix versus your multiplex.
In the third episode of the latest series of POD SAVE OUR SCREEN Blake Howard discusses Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017 opening film "Planetarium" with writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski and gives you a sneak peek into a Q&A with Australian Indie filmmakers Terrance M. Young, Ashlee Jensen and stars Mike Dopud and Paul O'Brien after their Sydney premiere of "Project Eden Vol. 1."