Eve Hewson turns in a stupendous performance as John Carney makes movie magic once again in the new music-driven Flora and Son. There are good films and there are great films. What we have here is a 94-minute film that everyone will fall in love with. Whether it’s Once, Begin Again, or Sing Street, John Carney knows what he’s doing. As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I’ve been going to…"Flora and Son – Sundance 2023"
Tesla may not mark the first time that Nikola Tesla’s story has been brought to the screen but it is certainly the most innovative version. There are so many things that a Tesla film could focus on. However, this one is presented in the most comical fashion. We get Tesla singing into a microphone! There’s no denying that Ethan Hawke can sing but it was certainly a surprise. But on a serious note, the film…"Sundance 2020: Tesla"
Robin Hood takes everything we know about the legend but leaves us asking the question as to whether or not the film is really necessary. Ben Chandler and David James Kelly’s screenplay takes us back to Hood’s days prior to living in the Sherwood Forest. If there’s anything new offered to the audience, it’s the origin of Hood (Taron Egerton) and Marian’s (Eve Hewson) relationship. Just as soon as we get to know the couple.…"Robin Hood: Do We Need This Film?"
Papillon drags on a half hour longer than necessary but will inevitably draw people to compare the film to the 1973 original if they’ve seen it. We’re transported back in time to 1931 Paris where Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam) has stolen a number of diamonds for mobster Castili (Christopher Fairbank). He makes one pivotal mistake and the filmmakers really stress this through the camera framing. He hands a diamond necklace to his girlfriend, Nenette (Eve Hewson). So…"Papillon Drags On Longer Than Necessary"