Aussie doco looking at body image: the shaming,
Low self-esteem, bullying and blaming …
RE: the illusive search for perfection.
An often-powerful, timely reflection
On attitudes that need an urgent reframing.
Despite a talented cast and visual work that’s often strong,
Many elements don’t work (and just feel wrong).
Quite a few scenes are a mess:
Unfocused, lacking finesse.
Some tangents not explored, and other parts drag on too long.
Abby and the team are out to give ghosts a whack.
They hire Kevin (a twist on the old hot but slack).
Naysayers may shun,
But it’s a big heap of fun.
The highlight is McKinnon, who’s an absolute cack!
In the jungle, John becomes an orphan boy.
The love of his adopted ape mum gives him joy.
Later he’s back, after Old Blighty …
(Cliched white savour, oh so mighty)
Sluggish storytelling, and not much to enjoy.
Period comedy: Stillman (Whit), after Austen (Jane).
Lady Susan has plans (and much to gain).
Of financial security she’s dreaming.
It’s lots of fun to watch her scheming …
A charming, disarming, duplicitous campaign.
Ode to nonagenarian TV maverick Mr Lear
(He of 6 shows in the top 10 one year).
He bought us Bunker, J.J., Maude …
His social satire had folks floored.
A candid look at the work of a prodigious pioneer.
From Baby Dory’s eyes to Hank’s version of ranting,
It’s full of delights. Also, expertly implanting
Messages re: disability; inclusion.
Many visual treats? Yes, a profusion.
It’s a sequel that’s quite charming and enchanting.
So Weiner accidentally tweeted out his junk.
His initial dilemma: admit or try to debunk?
The hubris: often stunning.
A fascinating insight into running
A campaign when the candidate could get sunk.
Tough neighbourhood: Two new girls move in.
Soon Leah’s life goes into spin.
Repetitive whining, fucking and scoring
Actually gets pretty boring
When the rest of the film’s pretty thin.
Owen: unable to communicate with his fam.
Then a Disney revelation, and WHAM! …
There opens a door
And the chance to soar.
Exceptional doco about an extraordinary young man.