1. Dolittle Movie Review : Fun Family Fare.
Dolittle Review: John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) lives a happy life as a doctor and veterinarian residing on a large estate along with rescued and adopted animals, in Victorian England. But when his wife Lily dies, he becomes a hermit, cutting himself off from human interaction ดูหนังฟรี.
During that time, Dolittle hones his communication skills with the animals. But he called to duty once again when the Queen becomes gravely ill, and the future of the estate is at stake.
Dolittle and his animal companions must embark on an adventure to save the Queen and their home. The film starts with a lot of promise, especially when we’re introduced to John Dolittle and his motley crew of animals.
Each creature is given a distinct personality and role to play within this odd family of sorts. They’re all inherently charming due to the visual designs which embody their characteristics, and thanks to the voice actors playing them. Standouts include Emma Thompson as Poly – a maternal figure for Dolittle; Kumail Nanjiani as Plimpton – Dolittle’s reluctant and often cowardly steed. Octavia Spencer as Dab-Dab – Dolittle’s assistant who mistakes vegetables for his medical equipment.
Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen are at their scenery-chewing best as the colourful King Rassouli and textbook villain Mudfly, respectively. It’s easy to see how these quirks make for running gags and countless jokes, and the film certainly has a lot of them. Not all of them work, but they often bring a smile to the face, if not outright laughs.
2. Bombshell Movie Review : Remarkable lead performances.
Bombshell Review: Based on the allegations made by Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) and Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), against Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). The now-deceased chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Studios. ‘Bombshell’ also features Margot Robbie as Kayla Pospisil – a fictional producer meant to represent a composite of women who endured harassment from Roger Ailes.
The most striking aspect of the film is its casting and makeup. Both are truly remarkable, especially with Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly. The actress knocks it out of the park with her performance, and all the awards buzz around her is well-deserved.
Theron’s rendition of Kelly allows the audience to get a glimpse of her life before, and after the allegations came out. The screenplay doesn’t spend as much time on Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson since the focus is narratively skewed towards Megyn Kelly and Kayla Pospisil.
But that doesn’t take away from Kidman’s impactful performance, worthy of ‘Supporting Actress’ nominations. However, Margot Robbie is a favourite to win that accolade, with a moving portrayal of Kayla Pospisil.
This fictional character embodies a lot of ambitious women who often naïve about the compromises they expected to make by their male superiors. John Lithgow as Roger Ailes perfectly captures the thinking process of men in powerful positions. Besides these lead characters, all the supporting performances well put together.
3. The Secrets We Keep Movie Review : Reasonably Entertaining if not Unique.
Review: Maja and Lewis met in Europe while he served with the medical corps in the war. They have a young son Patrick, and life is generally quite good for the family.
While playing with Patrick at the park one day, Maja hears a man whistling and recognises the tune from her time during the war. It brings back a traumatic memory, and Maja firmly believes this man Thomas (Joel Kinnaman). Is a Nazi officer who raped her and killed her sister.
Her pleasant demeanour fades away as she kidnaps him and holds him hostage in her basement. All she wants from Thomas is a confession of his war crimes.
The film hinges on Maja, and Noomi Rapace brings the right kind of intensity to the role. Her performance makes you question Maja’s sanity and whether her memory of events is reliable.
Maja turns from a loving wife and doting mother to a vicious, damaged victim hell-bent on vengeance. Rapace keeps you invested by mixing a compelling amount of survivor’s guilt as well. Chris Messina also stands out as Lewis, trying to instil some morality to the entire situation.