Missing his scheduled rest break fills Poirot with dread. But he's needed (because: Oops! Someone's dead!) To nominate the accused. Strong cast, but under-used. Highlight: some interesting camera angles (overhead)....
Three moms visit (one in particular: disapproving),
But Amy and co. want to go about removing
High expectations. Overall: it's ridic,
(And many jokes wear off quick)
Though Baranski brings some moments that are moving.
Wilder: Prolific director (arguably one of history's best -
As those who love his eclectic works will attest).
Many enlightening anecdotes here ..
Insights re: the man and his career
(Of genre-hopping versatility that left the viewer blessed).
Gasping, white-knuckled, each time rock crumbled:
Watching climbers on peaks as they stumbled.
The splendour of landscapes (sublime),
With orchestral music (divine).
Such magnificent sights left me awe-struck and humbled.
While twin sister Amy's career's really soaring,
Polly's in a work rut, and her daily life's boring.
She hopes things can flip.
Cue: her ill-advised trip.
Some terrific jokes had me absolutely roaring.
Helping MIFF fans know what to choose, Via five line limerick reviews, Our rhymes don't pay bills , We do it purely for thrills, Meet y'all at the festival club for some brews....
Time, loss and grief (with its profound feeling of sinking).
Watching, there were fluctuations in my thinking:
From 'I'm gonna cry. Where's my hankie?'
To 'Ugh, now this feels wanky.'
To me, a misstep: sheeted neighbour, with memory shrinking.
Here in the Civil War's South, seven women and girls reside. Enter wounded Corporal John, who otherwise would have died. Both dark and funny (an abundance of wit). Stunning performances. Gorgeously lit. Reflections on vengeance, survival, strength and pride....
Some intermittent laughs here, but not enough to sustain Its feature length - so it feels the strain Of many lulls and bumps. And like that corpse it slumps. Cast members bring some charisma, but it's weak in the main....
Poitras' doco: at times uneven, but with moments of insight. In Assange (in turns, the darling of the left and then the right) We see a man full of (ego and) contradictions Who imposed eleventh hour restrictions. It feels like there's much more waiting to come to light....