Saturday, December 14, 2019
2019 Catch up: THE KING, PETERLOO and MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL
Timothée Chalamet stars as Hal, in a non-Shakespearean version of the story of Henry V. Great looking images and stunning sequences keep us watching even as the drama ebbs and flows and Chalamet reveals himself to be a great looking actor of limited ability. Clearly he needs the right role. Regardless it's worth a look.
Mike Leigh's film of the the Peterloo Massacre and the events leading up to is a gorgeous well acted film that didn't thrill me. Emotionally detached I was never fully engaged. I stayed with it in the hope that the massacre itself would add some sort of excitement but it really didn't.
MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL
Tessa Thompson talks her way into becoming one of the men in black. Teamed with Chris Hemsworth to track down an evil intergalactic villain. High art it is not. A great deal of fun it is as the MIB universe gets wider with more crazy people. I had a blast because of the leads.