The Holidays Are Off To A Hilarious and Heartfelt Start With Last Christmas (Review)

The Holidays Are Off To A Hilarious and Heartfelt Start With Last Christmas (Review)

After surprising audiences with A Simple Favor, a self-aware parody of the romantic thriller genre, director Paul Feig collaborates with actress-screenwriter Emma Thompson on Last Christmas, a romantic comedy based on the iconic song from singer-songwriter George Michael and his band Wham!. Feig blended an intriguing mystery and his trademark comedy to perfection with the former film, and in Last Christmas, merges his sense of humor with a heartfelt and humanist drama about overcoming personal dysfunction and becoming a better person with enjoyable, if at times sugary results. Read more

Morgan: A Brilliantly Acted & Carefully Foreshadowed Thriller [Review]

Morgan: A Brilliantly Acted & Carefully Foreshadowed Thriller [Review]

From the trailer, Morgan looked an awful lot like the 1995 film Species – an artificial human girl created in a lab gets out and they had to get her back.  That’s what I’d been expecting anyway (I was wrong) but, the trailer didn’t reveal much.  Actually that’s the thing about this movie – Morgan is a film that carefully manages how much is revealed at one time.  It tantalises and reveals overtly when the time is right.  Morgan gets foreshadowing exactly right.  We are able to barely guess what’s going to happen, soon enough to feel smart but not soon enough to spoil the movie.    Read more