Review – Boy Erased

Boy ErasedBoy Erased, written for the screen and directed by Joel Edgerton, is a challenging and emotionally turbulent story that had me totally attentive from the beginning and throughout. There are some structural issues and some pacing issues that make Boy Erased not seem as effective as it could have been, but those were issues for me because I was so invested in the film and simply wanted more of it. So, let’s see if the issues that effect the film do an amount of harm that causes it to be a film you should pass on, or if there’s still something potent enough to warrant you making the trip to the cinema to see it. Read more

Review – Baby Driver

Baby Driver, written and directed by Edgar Wright, is a film that is bustling with an energy, a rhythm and a general sense of fun that most films would beg to have. However all of that energy and fun doesn’t come packaged with a story and characters that ever feel more than just surface level. This put me in an unfortunate place where I would at times be loving the experience and tapping my foot along to the ride that was Baby Driver, and then other times I would struggle to keep my attention on the film and its attempts at plot/character development. But perhaps in Baby Driver those particular elements don’t really matter, or maybe they really do? I’m not sure yet, but let’s hopefully discover the answer through this review. So let’s get to it. Read more