Following on from Can You Ever Forgive Me, Heller’s direction changes tack and effectively does a 360 degree turn in A Beautiful Day in the Neigborhood to create what must be on the list as being one of the most heartfelt films for 2019.
Ever since watching the irrepressible coming of age comedy, Pot Luck (L’Auberge Espagnole) the films of Cédric Klapisch have been on my radar. Someone, Somewhere certainly does not deviate from the style expected of a Klapisch film with its enjoyable, light-hearted gaze on relationships.
The Shiny Shrimps is a feel-good comedy and overall it unveils an amusing, fictionalised, outlook of the team’s exploits in their quest to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia, which is the biggest event on the LGBTQ+ sports calendar.
Pink Wall is actor Tom Cullen’s directorial debut and its creativity and ambition are striking. The film’s non-linear structure allows Cullen to demonstrate his technical skills, which are impressive, and the camera work mainly delivers.
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women is another excellent film to add to her growing list of credentials and it is truly a feast for the eyes. Sumptuous, glorious, spellbinding, amusing, heartfelt, joyous …