Skip to content

new at flick filosopher, Jun 08-14

Shirley

Artemis Fowl movie review: falls foul of itself (#DisneyPlus)
A disaster of a kids’ fantasy caper; feels like it’s making up the plot as it goes. A mishmash of manufactured wonder: characters barely sketched, action seemingly setting up future DisneyWorld rides.
read the review…

Sometimes Always Never movie review: only very intermittently
Gentle kook and visual frolicking bury emotion in this tale of a man mired in grief. Little of its head-scratching whimsy makes a melancholy landing; most just floats away on wisps of insignificance.
read the review…

I’m on BBC World Service’s “The Arts Hour” again this Saturday, June 13th
Topics include new movies The High Note and Radioactive, and a lot more.
read more…

new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jun 09–12
get the full rundown…

new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jun 08–12
get the full rundown…

Shirley movie review: lost girls gone mad [pictured]
A beautiful-ugly film, a work of domestic gothic grotesquerie, of women’s suffocation and sacrifice, pain and isolation. Elisabeth Moss’s performance is next-level glorious in its wackadoo intensity.
read the review…

2040 documentary review: can we remake the world in 20 years? (spoiler: yes)
A dash of eco-optimism to counter global-warming doom and gloom. Gameau is an enormously engaging fact-based dreamer offering a much-needed mindset refresh and proactive actions we can engage in now.
read the review…

Published inthings wot I wrote elsewhere