Mini Film Reviews Volume 27

Phantom Thread

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong – willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Unfortunately this film feel like a one of drama or a series that being on television and the story is uninspiring, it is one of those film that doesn’t drawn you in despite I really like the genre of period piece and costume drama, this one feel forced as well.

The Tomorrow Man

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love. Normally I love Indie and lesser-known film so I thought this would be a good film, it does have flaws like it is too quirky and weird at the same time and it does ruined this film. The chemistry between the main lead isn’t quite there, it not as memorable enough.

Wish Dragon

Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish – granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities. It is such a shame as this film got potential as this not funny, witty or clever and it is too predictable, the story is okay but this not memorable despite it is straightforward. The vocal talent is just average as there is no comic timing and the film in whole it doesn’t gel together and it not relatable at all, it feel too safe and it not ground-breaking if you compare it to other animation films.

Our Friend

After receiving life – altering news, a couple finds unexpected support from their best friend, who put his own life on hold and moves into their family, bringing an impact much greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined. A cute and heart-warming film that is well intentioned and it has got a good story, it might be too much of flipping back and forth and I thought Casey Affleck is slightly dull, despite that it still a likeable film.

Hillbilly Elegy

An Urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future. One of those film that the first hour is slightly uneven but underneath it all, it lays a really good story with poignancy and powerful moment and it might be too hard hitting for some people but it actually needed it with this film. The performances is really good especially with Amy Adams, Glenn Close and the older and the younger main lead character, it also made you think after this film and it is a really good film.


Sam and Tusker are travelling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have. The performances is certainly out of this world especially with Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as they are so remarkable, I also like the way that it mixing the humour with a serious topic as it work really well and I personally think it lacking that emotional impact, that just a mini flaw but despite that it still a magnificent film.

The Mitchells Vs The Machines

A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope. Best film of 2021 as it is so different and ingenious which is a good thing, it is heartfelt, funny, witty with superbly comic timing. It might be near to two hours but I can guarantee you a good time with this film. It often moving and really poignancy and the vocal talent is really good, it is entertaining from start to finish in a likeable film.

One thought on “Mini Film Reviews Volume 27

  1. I only know the two films that we saw together. I agree about Supernova – a great film. Great story, great acting.
    I know I missed the beginning of the Mitchells vs the Machines, but for me it was too full of American schmalz which turned me right off it.


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