Mini Film Reviews Volume 62

Minions: The Rise Of Gru

The untold story of one twelve-year old named Gru dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain. Firstly, I really wanted to like this film and I seen all the Despicable Me films as this is the second spin off, unfortunately this feel too hyperactive and it isn’t laugh out loud funny and it lacking the charm, it also can’t decided which audience it aimed at and the characters and the film in general isn’t memorable, for me personally this film doesn’t really work at all.

Where The Crawdads Sings

A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the Deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man with whom she was once involved. Gorgeous looking film with stunning scenery and the acting is amazing, the start of this film is promising but the pacing goes everywhere and it doesn’t hold your interest, the flashback element gets too overcomplicated and it doesn’t flow as much and that is a real shame, it also got potential but it certainly failed as this isn’t memorable.


A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, the star of the television series The Adventure of Superman (1952). It is one of those film with a good cast and the story is there plus the intention is there, the thing is it doesn’t really gel together and the flashback element can get too overcomplicated, it doesn’t get you under your skin and with this type of film it needed that but it didn’t do that, overall this is a major disappointing film as this got potential.

The Swimmers

From war – torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, two young sisters embark on a harrowing journey as refugees, putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills to heroic use. A well made film which the intention is there, but unfortunately the emotional aspect isn’t quite there as none of the characters are likeable, the pacing isn’t there as it doesn’t hold your interest and this is too predictable, it doesn’t really work and that is a real shame.


In the 1930s, three friends witness a murder, are framed for it, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history. Some people will like this and some don’t as this will divided people, underneath the weirdness there is a brilliant story and it has got an all – star cast as it got some good moment in this film, I also admire this film as it try to be something different, it can get slightly surreal and it doesn’t really gel together and sometimes the pacing is a bit off, but despite that if you wanted something different this is ideal for you.

A Jazzman’s Blues

Follows an investigation into an unsolved murder unveiling a story of forbidden love, deceit, and a secret. Everything about this film is nearly perfect as this is totally unpredictable and this is will draw you in from start to finish, for me personally it’s the ending left you with unanswered questions and it finish anticlimactic. But despite that it does hold your interest and the acting is amazing and made this film totally believable, it will surprise you as this is a good film.

Uncle Frank

In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina, for the family patriarch’s funeral, they’re unexpectedly joined by Frank’s lover, Walid. Too be honest with you I was surprised with this film as this is generally powerful and it never feel forced, it is a slow burner type of film as this will leaves you a lasting impression on you, it can be a little patchy time to time but despite that this is silently a great film.

2 thoughts on “Mini Film Reviews Volume 62

  1. You would probably like Amsterdam as it is one of those film that is rather quirky, it’s on Disney Plus and I think you would like the soundtrack of A Jazzman’s Blues as it got a load of Jazz songs, that one is on Netflix.


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