A very quiet month for June, with just three films.
I Am Mother
#FF19 I Am Mother, as lo-fi, nearly single-location, sci-fi goes, is pretty decent. Following a girl raised underground by a robot after an unseen apocalypse, it builds tension well.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) June 18, 2019
Some of the plot beats are a little predictable, but the actresses sell everything. Worth seeing
#FF19 Booksmart is funny and charming, and awkward, and fun. The references to Superbad are understandable but don't do it justice: it's doing something a little different, but with some of the same DNA.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) June 18, 2019
A great directorial debut, a memorable comedy, and a decent film. See it.
#FF19 Brightburn has a solid premise (what if, as a boy, Clark Kent, was a sociopath?), but squanders it to some extent. The gruesome horror bits work well, but the film fails to build a meaningful story around them.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) June 21, 2019
Solid enough, but very set-piece driven.
The June Winner
The winner for June is Booksmart, a great comedy with some nice character moments.