Mini Film Reviews Volume 32

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO. I really admire Steven Spielberg and I normally really into his films, I really wanted to like this film but this one is hard to follow and it becoming too weird and it is one of those film that I losing interested in, for me personally it is too hyped up.

The True Adventures Of Wolf Boy

Paul lives an isolated life with his father in upstate New York. He finds making friends impossible due to a rare condition he has known as congenital hypertrichosis an affliction that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth all over his face and body. This has got potential and it is a film about appearances, so I thought this would have been amazing but it fails with too many inconsistent and it is too uneven and try to make it too quirky, it is not memorable enough.

Green Book

A working class Italian American bouncer becomes the driver of an African – American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Green Book is one of those film with a good story and the acting from Mahershala Ali is superb, I’m sure Viggo Mortensen is a good actor but he is rather bland as one of the main characters and their chemistry doesn’t really work, overall this film well – made just nothing spectacular.

Under The Wire

In 2012, Sunday Times war correspondent, Marie Colvin and photographer, Paul Conroy arrived in Syria to tell the story of civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. A documentary that could be too hard hitting for some people and often this is compelling, the only thing is, it is a bit too up and down and often losing some momentum, despite that the final third is certainly memorable and it is well – made.

Poms

POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to “bring it”. A likeable film which is well – intentioned and with a good cast, it might not reach the height of other aging type of films and it not quite feel good, there is funny one liner and often very funny and it is light-hearted in a film that haven’t got that emotional depth, but it still likeable.

Wonder

August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Cute, heart – warming and generally sincere film that will touch people heart, it is relatable with some nice moment in this endearing film and it is rather patches and it feel a bit force but it is much better than The Perks of Being A Wallflower, it is a well – meaning film.

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi mast Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. Everything about this documentary I really do admire as it try to be something different, it also beautiful especially when Jiro go on a train in Tokyo and talk about his family history, that bit is so moving and weirdly it is feel good type of documentary that is colourful and vibrant. It also got eccentric people and by the end of this it will made you smile, it can be a bit patches but it definitely a must – watch.

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