Mini Film Reviews Volume 26

The Wrestler

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. I really wanted to like it and it meant to be inspiration and uplifting at the same time, unfortunately it not as memorable enough and it is to bleak and really brutal in certain scenes. The acting is mildly average and overall it not relatable enough or connect to these characters at all, so overall this film is definitely a massive let down.

The Midnight Sky

This post – apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Artic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. On paper this could have been amazing and a compelling watch, To be fair with George Clooney couldn’t quite made his stamp on this film. It has got so many inconsistent and you never really get to know the character backstory especially the young girl, the scenery look stunning in a gorgeous looking film, despite it not engrossing at all or drawn you in.

All My Life

Jennifer Carter and Solomon Chau are a sweet, fun – loving, newly engaged couple who are ready to start their lives together. But when Solomon is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, their hopes for a summer wedding become impossible. Sometimes with terminal illness type of film they are less compelling, this one is in the middle as it try to be too safe and it doesn’t really ring true. The most moving aspect of this film is toward at the end once you see the real couple as it based on a true story, the acting is amazing especially Harry Shum Jr and Jessica Rothe in a hit and miss film which is likeable enough.

The Founder

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers innovative fast-food eatery, McDonald’s, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness. A tale of two halves as the first half is highly compelling and it like a quirky road movie, the second hour is less enjoyable and it just not there as some of the momentum drop and it try to hard. Michael Keaton is really good and Nick Offerman is seriously good as he mainly known as a comedy actor, in general it still a good film.

The Comeback Trails

Two movie producers who own money to the mob set up their aging movie star for an insurance scam to try and save themselves. But they wind up getting more than they ever imagine. Well it might not be perfect and it is too everywhere as it is patches time to time, but at least it try to be something different and it can be really funny. Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones are really good, in a good nature and a likeable film.

Stan & Ollie

Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post – war Britain. Brilliant story with stunning acting especially from Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, it is one of those film that is general heartfelt and the final third is generally poignancy and moving at the same time, it can get a little bit unfocused but overall it is an entertaining film that will touched people heart.

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