August was a relatively quiet month, with nothing particularly outstanding. Onwards anyway…
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
#FF18 Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is an interesting look at a complicated person, dealing with their struggles publicly.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 11, 2018
The documentary covers a good amount of his career, and doesn’t get too schmaltzy. A good watch.
Ant-Man Man And The Wasp
#FF18 Ant-Man and the Wasp isn’t as funny as the original, and is a bit expositional, but the visual inventiveness and decent action saves the day. Add a reasonably good villain, and you get an okay Marvel action film.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 11, 2018
#FF18 Like Father, when it isn’t acting as an infomercial for Royal Caribbean, is a good, light comedy about a father and daughter reconnecting.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 11, 2018
It’s predictable in places, and the end is too long, but it’s solid.
The two leads make it work, despite the rest of the cast.
#FF18 The Package is a lightweight, gross-out comedy, following the tradition of teens getting into trouble.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 19, 2018
The first act is decent enough, but it starts to drag and doesn’t really follow through on enough of its jokes. So-so.
The Equalizer 2
#FF18 The Equalizer 2 tries to cram together some decent (but brutal) action, a spy thriller, an underdog redemption story, a weird subplot about missing paintings, and a whole heap of other terrible B-plots.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 19, 2018
This would’ve been better by getting rid of about 5 of the subplots.
The August Winner
There are plenty of okay films this month, but nothing excellent. For the winner, I’ll go for Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind; as a decent look at the problems that seemingly happy people might hide.