Seven films for the March Film Fight:
Wrath Of Man
#FF22 Wrath Of Man transplants Guy Ritchie's Cockney Gangster schtick to US security trucks, to disastrous effect.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 5, 2022
The dialogue is painful: bizarre phrasing and weird delivery. The plot itself is... fine, but it feels very slow and the action sequences mostly fall flat.
#FF22 Kimi is a perfect evening watch.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 18, 2022
It's part techno-thriller, part Hitcockian-noir. Well-paced, with a paranoid undertone. Zoe Kravitz is excellent as the lead, and Soderbergh does his usual magic behind the camera.
Easy, fun, great.
#FF22 The Batman is a solid entry in the canon.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 18, 2022
Set during Year 2, Pattinson plays a scrappier, but accomplished, Batman well. The supporting cast are all good, too.
It is, however, far too dark, and about an hour too long. Lots of extraneous stuff packed in.
The Adam Project
#FF22 The Adam Project is mindless, big budget action with a bit of sci-fi.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 19, 2022
Ryan Reynolds plays the same character he always does, so if you like that generally, you’ll like this.
Silly plot, fun action, easy going.
#FF22 After Yang is a slow but delicate film about loss, memory, and family.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) April 2, 2022
Set in a not far-off future, we see a distant father reconnect with this family through the death of a family android.
Quiet, subtle, beautiful.
#FF22 Windfall is low budget, Netflix fodder, as a man inadvertently kidnaps a billionaire and his wife.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) April 2, 2022
The cast is solid enough, but the plot is stretched a little too thin, especially over the first half. Small, simple, short. Easy enough.
Death On The Nile
#FF22 Death On The Nile is teatime drama as blockbuster.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) April 2, 2022
A huge cast of terrible accents, going through the old story again. It's perfectly fine at what it is, but you've seen this exact thing many times. The wide shots look terribly fake, but otherwise a pretty film.
The month Winner
Lots of big, silly films but not so many great films, making it an easy win for Kimi.