A little late to post (I forgot!) and light on cinema viewings (global pandemic!), but the March Film Fight still has 5 films.
The Invisible Man
#FF20 The Invisible Man is a smart update to a well-known story. The dynamics at play make every scene tense. Every bit of empty space in the frame a potential trap.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 8, 2020
Elisabeth Moss is great, as ever, as the abused victim of the titular character.
Very worth seeing.
#FF20 Spenser Confidential is a cheesey cop/action film. It's entertaining in the dumbest possible way.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 21, 2020
Looks and feels cheap, and is more than a little under-written.
Not good but very fast-food film making, if you're in the mood.
#FF20 The Hunt is a Battle Royale/Hunger Games kinda thing on a budget, with some interesting, if heavy-handed, messages thrown in.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 21, 2020
Lots of really fun action sequences. A great central performance. Some tense moments. Decent laughs.
Not sure it lands its message, but solid.
The Last Thing He Wanted
#FF20 The Last Thing He Wanted is remarkably dull. A plot that goes nowhere, with pacing that doesn't, and scenes that don't seem particularly tied together.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 30, 2020
I'm not sure how you get lacklustre performances out of Anne Hathaway and Willem Defoe, but here they are.
#FF20 Freaks is a film you'll want to go into cold. Don't read about it, just go watch it.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 30, 2020
Solid performances throughout, but Emile Hirsch is great as a paranoid father protecting his daughter.
All I'll say is this is the best X-Men movie that you haven't seen. Very good.
The March Winner
The winner is The Invisible Man for a genuinely tense and enjoyable update on a classic, that has something to say, and is well-executed.