Reviews I wrote for the Herald this week.
Another Year. “Why some people are reasonably happy and why some people are unreasonably unhappy.”
The Mechanic. “Chickens out in a few definitive ways.”
The Illusionist. “Earns the bittersweet ending.”
Baaria. “Families shouting at each other across rustic dinner tables.”
Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster. “A walking expression of relaxed readiness.”
Summer Wars. “Tron under the influence of hallucinogenics.”
Today’s Eighties movie over at my other website, What a Feeling!, is a Mike Leigh number that bears some affinities with Another Year: High Hopes. The article also includes a bit of interview with Leigh, who clearly was not impressed with me when we met in early 1989.