Review – Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes, directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, is uplifting, full of heart, and will certainly gain a few well-earned laughs from you. The greatest achievement of this film is that it takes the time to really explore its varied characters, and because of that, it ended up feeling like a more complete experience. Coming from the perspective of the characters first and then letting the story build up around them, both benefited my connection to the people who mattered and led into me being invested in their story. And so, it’s thanks to patience and some noticeable attention to detail (of many elements) that the film has you feeling like a part of the journey, throughout. Let’s bring this introduction to a close and start exploring all that, Battle of the Sexes has to offer, shall we? Read more

Review – Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

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Sully: Miracle on the Hudson, directed by Clint Eastwood, is a structurally unconventional film – something I’m not opposed too. However, in the context of this film, it felt distracting and messy. I never felt like I got a clear, coherent idea of the primary characters in the film, and despite some solid performances, I was left struggling to connect myself to a film that lacked some genuine humanity. So I should probably get this review underway, as I certainly have some things to say. Read more