For a movie to be inspired by or use a real-life tragedy as a primary factor in its story, the filmmakers have to justify their utilization well. Not only does Songbird fail to do this, a film using an ever-evolving case of COVID-19 as its crux, but Adam Mason’s movie proves that there shouldn’t be a film centring around this pandemic (or something like it) for a very, very long time. Educational tools (Totally Under…
Corporate Animals is aggressively heartless, as if it’s in a competition to be the cruelest dark comedy. But in doing so, the film sacrifices itself and proves to audiences just how two-dimensional it really is.
I praise directors, writers, and actors for being honest, but Michael Mailer’s drama Blind reminded me of how honesty can actually damage a movie.
Forsaken mistakes a gimmick for an edge and a strength. The accused: casting Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland as father and son.