A few local cinemas near me put on films from a few months ago that people may have missed. Earlier this year, saw ‘A Ghost Story’ and it got me thinking about something; Is it a good or bad thing if my opinion of a film fluctuates constantly during the runtime? It may seem like an odd question, as surely if a film isn’t great the whole way through it spoils it? That was something I’d have probably agreed with but ‘A Ghost Story’ is the second film I’ve seen in the last year that’s changed my opinion on that.
The merc with a mouth is back with a bigger and swearier sequel after the original set the world alight. The odds are once again stacked against our favourite hero, but this time he has a lot more help thanks to new heroes joining the frey. While it’s hard to argue ‘Deadpool 2’ is a bad film, it’s still a shame it feels like a bit of a disappointment.
Aaron Sorkin has a tendency for writing great, fast talking scripts based on subjects that I tend to know jack about. ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘The Social Network’ were two films I really didn’t think I needed in my life and both were highlights of their respective years. Now, with his directorial debut, Sorkin may have delivered his best piece of cinema yet.
‘Tully’ received so much buzz when it premiered at Sundance this year and it’s easy to see why. We follow Marlo who has just had her third baby and thanks to complete exhaustion and stress, hires a night nanny to help. This is when the titular Tully comes in and the two quickly form a friendship that allows Marlo to break free from her emotional turmoil. What follows is a honest take on the harsh realities of sleepless nights as well as the joys a parent can get from their newborn baby, whilst showing your life can still change for the better outside of it.