So Kroc’s a mid-century Faustian figure who’d lean
On morally unsavoury practices to glean
Golden Arches control.
(Surface-level look into his soul).
Highlights: production design and the tennis court scene.
Daniel’s health problems: so many challenges to broach.
Because with every welfare system approach …
A bureaucratic nightmare: Kafkaesque,
With a lack of empathy grotesque.
Heart-wrenching social realism from masterful Loach.
A mystery dozen arrive, and answers are sought.
Across the world: situations most fraught.
Profound moments. Super-tense.
Adams’ talent: it’s immense.
Lessons (communication; time) beautifully taught.
There’s a strong cast here (and it’s beautifully shot),
But this three-hankie weepie suffers from a plot
That’s relentlessly overwrought.
Will karma have them caught?
Much to ponder about repercussions beyond the cot.
From Arnold: a captivating, raw journey (with song).
Terrific cast. Lane’s debut: vital, strong.
The viewer: nervously alerted,
But assumptions are subverted.
Only one gripe: at times, it feels overlong.
Snowden: a whistle-blower re NSA-sanctioned toil.
Some see him as a patriot; some as disloyal.
A lifeless film: no new insights learned
In this story of how he’s burned
And the ensuing shit-storm of a level most royal.
While glamping in the mud (that feels so rough),
Jones meets American Jack (a billionaire; buff).
Or is old flame Mark her cup of tea?
Highlight: Thompson (as her OB).
Fun screwball farce re: Bridge being up the duff.
It’s discovered that Pete has an unconventional friend.
The folks who don’t understand want him penned.
In a lovely way: it’s old-fashioned …
Displays of loyalty (impassioned).
There’s a sweet sincerity here from beginning to end.
Hanks: solid as a career pilot faced with a crucial decision.
Then some camps react to his actions with derision
After he takes action (preventive).
The film’s structure: inventive.
The landing recreations: mighty impressive vision.
In a bustling Autumn-time New York City,
Owners are clueless re what puppy or kitty
Get up to when out of sight.
The story, sadly, is pretty trite.
One highlight: sausage factory song (so witty!)