Set in 1983, ‘The Mule’, directed by Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson, follows Ray Jenkins, a televison repairman, who returns to Asutralia after a visit to Thailand, with a few heroine filled condoms resting in his stomach. At the Melbourne airport, trouble awaits for the first time smuggler, and he is detained by the customs officials.
They call it a ‘black and blue comedy’, and with ample reason to do so. Sandra Oh and Anne Heche star in this film directed by Onur Tukel, that captures a strange and bloody rivalry between two women that lasts a life.
No prizes for guessing that its an animal world out there, and Buster Moon, the koala comes up with one last attempt to revive his dilapidated theatre. He announces a singing competition, which brings a host of prospective singers scurrying to his stage.
I often wonder why it is, that when it comes to Melissa McCarthy, my fellow film lovers are split to extremes? I for one, have had a tremendous liking for the actor, ever since I watched her in action in ‘Bridesmaids’, and thought she was nothing short of an investigator rock-star in Paul Feig’s ‘Spy’.
Fifty years after ‘The Sound of Music’, its lead actor Christopher Plummer looks a pale shadow of Captain Von Trapp. And yet, in Atom Egoyan’s ‘Remember’ Plummer is unbelievably good, and with a stunning performance, even prompts a re-watch.
As much as I dislike films that are almost entirely shot in the dark, I should admit that the creepiness that some of them bring into their fold is admirable. Fede Alvarez’s ‘Dont Breathe’ has almost all of its action happening around the murky corners of a dimly lit old house in the dead of the night. Despite all this, I end up scared at least a couple of times, which is a good thing when it comes to films in this genre.
The grocery items at the super market Shopwell, begin each day with immense anticipation, hoping that some human shopper would come by and snatch them away on to the Great Beyond. Leading the tale is Frank, the sausage and his girl friend Brenda, the bun, who look forward to leading a merry life away from the grocery racks at Shopwell.
Walt Disney’s critical and commercial runaway hit in 2016, ‘Zootopia’ has in the lead role, Judy Hopps, a white bunny who is a new recruit at the Zootopia police department. Teaming up with the red fox, Nick Wilde, Judy sets out on a mission to find the missing Mr. Emmitt Otterton.
Life isn’t easy for Donna (Jenny Slate), a comic who has just been dumped by her boyfriend, and who finds herself unemployed all on a sudden. A chance encounter with Max (Jake Lacy) ends on the bed, and a few weeks later, Donna realizes that she is pregnant!
Chris Kelly surprises us time and again , with some incredibly crisp writing in the film ‘Other People’ that stars Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon in key roles. A semi-autogprahical take on the director’s own family, ‘Other People’ is a heart warming comedy-drama.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in an endearingly comic role, is a delight to watch in her film ‘Enough Said’, directed by Nicole Holofcener. Playing the middle aged single mom on the lookout for a prospective male company, she plays Eva in the film, a masseuse, who hasn’t had much luck with men.