By Adam Ray Palmer
This feature does exactly what it says in the title. Some reviews of films, from over the weekend – basically.
No matter the genre, nor the year… I basically watch a streaming service, or a DVD, and do a little bite-sized reviews for you to agree or disagree to.
Out of the three, let me know which film you prefer!
ME, MYSELF & IRENE
As comedies go, this is very much up there on the laugh-a-minute comedy scale! From scene one to the very end, it’s anywhere between little sniggers to belly laughs. Jim Carrey is at his best here, with a stellar supporting straight role from Renée Zellweger. The chemistry between the two really make every scene hilarious.
Of course, Carrey has the more difficult role as in reality, he plays two people throughout. Me, Myself & Irene follows a nice-guy cop with Dissociative Identity Disorder (Jim) who must protect a woman (Renée) who is on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates. What ensues for two hours is, quite simply, absolute merriment. Whether it be one-off sequences or drawn out observable comedy – the Farrelly Brothers just know what they are doing.
Cineroom’s rating: 5 stars
JEFFREY EPSTEIN: FILTHY RICH
Lots of people were talking about this series on the run up to its release. Many news outlets and television programmes were talking up this Netflix Original documentary series and I was intrigued to say the least. The story of Jeffrey Epstein is an interesting one, solely because of the mystery of what a monster he was, how many knew and how many protected him.
In a nutshell for me, the documentary just isn’t up to scratch. We have been spoilt with The Last Dance recently and this just didn’t cut the mustard. I found it lethargic and the recounts of tales seemed so laboured. When you’re half way through the mini series, you still seemed so far off what the real man was about. It just seemed to skim over some details to squeeze Epstein’s whole life story. It would have been served better to just pick a period of time, and heavily focus on that. As it stands, I was underwhelmed.
Cineroom’s rating: 2.5 stars
What a movie this is. John David Washington is brilliant. Adam Driver is brilliant. The screenplay is brilliant. Spike Lee is on another level when directing his 2018 joint. BlacKkKlansman follows Ron Stallworth (Washington), an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, who successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate (Adam Driver) who eventually becomes its leader.
Amazingly, this movie is based on real events and certainly eye-opening. Now more than ever, films likes this need to be watched. As you read this review, Spike Lee’s new movie Da 5 Bloods is out on Netflix now. Spike continues to make powerful and essential films throughout his career, and BlacKkKlansman and his latest offering his certainly in that category. Get your Netflix subscription, and go enjoy.
Cineroom’s rating: 5 stars