Love, Simon (2018) Review

A John Hughes movie for the 21st Century, Greg Berlanti’s adaptation of the novel “Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda” emerges as a romantic comedy-drama so utterly charming, it’s nigh-on impossible not to “Love, Simon”. High School senior Simon Spiers seems to have it all, but he’s hiding a big secret: he’s gay. When another student … Continue reading Love, Simon (2018) Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

The previous “Amazing Spider-Man” movies showed us that Spider-Man’s most implacable foe was studio interference and while I personally enjoyed what Marc Webb and Andree Garfield were trying to do, there’s no denying “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” was a convoluted and overstuffed mess of studio-mandated world building which makes “Iron Man 2” look streamlined and … Continue reading Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Review

Barely Lethal (2015) Review

A great cast and some genuinely fun ideas aren’t quite enough to lift this good natured action comedy above the pack. It tries really hard but it’s never going to be one of the cool kids. Prescott Academy – a secret government run school training girls from infancy to be superspies – sends its number … Continue reading Barely Lethal (2015) Review

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015) Review

Whether or not you engage with “Me And Earl And The Dying Girl” will depend a lot on how receptive you are to its twee, ironic hipsteresque conceits and the energetic, restless camera work of director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. However, it would be a mistake to dismiss it as a semi-pretentious Instagram filter brought to glorious four-dimensional … Continue reading Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015) Review

The DUFF (2015) Review

Falling some way short of classic teen movie status, “The DUFF” is still a likeable and passably entertaining high school comedy version of "Pygmalion": a “She’s All That” for the “iCarly” generation. When her neighbour mansplains to Bianca that she is, in fact, her friends’ DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend), it sparks off a crisis of … Continue reading The DUFF (2015) Review