In this re-imagining of Transformers, the transformers are not aliens from another world, but a palace of civil servants sharing in a curse and defending themselves from human-kind with musical numbers and a brainwashed magical beast. Okay sorry... It was a risk for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to not reference Harry Potter at … Continue reading Watches… Beauty and the Beast
La La Land was feel-good (soul-clensingly so), Lion was heartwrenching (still crying), Moonlight was revolutionary (okay, so I'm told, it hasn't made its way to my local multiplex yet), Manchester by the Sea was divisive (and in my opinion one of the worst films I have ever seen), and Hidden Figures, like its title, is … Continue reading Watching… Hidden Figures
Thoughts on Baftas, part 1.
Instead of trying to equal the absurdity of the outlandish plots from the 1960s or (even the excellent Return of the Caped Crusaders), the story is a treat and focuses on relationships rather than expansive plotting.
Lion is excellent, but it has been mis-sold as a PG, and that matters.
If you see one film in 2016, it will probably be La La Land, judging by the popularity it will hopefully garner from winning every award going. However, other worthy films of your consideration await you at the moment. Do not miss A Monster Calls, there is quite simply nothing else like it. A boy, … Continue reading Wengler Watches… A Monster Calls
Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of drafts saved in my WordPress's draft box (or whatever it's called), in which I have glowing praises for some brilliant films out in this last month. Life Animated, Rogue One, Fantastic Beasts, and Moana, but sometimes writing a blog gets boring if all you are doing … Continue reading Wengler Watches… Passengers