It delights me to report that Baby Driver is a monumental fucking triumph. This is the best action movie of 2017 and the best thing Wright has done to date.
The long-awaited return of moustachioed lothario anchorman Ron Burgundy is a disappointment; it’s as forced and puffed up as his hairdo – a series of stitched together gags that form an incoherent story about the perils of manipulative media. It should know; Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is all about manipulating old set-ups and leveraging [...]
‘The Guilt Trip’ is a bit like a mayonnaise sandwich: it doesn’t take a lot of thought or creativity to put it together, but the result is pretty bland. The problem with this formulaic comedy it that it is neither good nor bad; it’s uninspiring. The characters feel half-drawn and the emotional and narrative points [...]
Seth MacFarlane has a thing about talking animals; the pet dog in Family Guy, a goldfish in American Dad and even a full-grown, shirt-wearing bear in The Cleveland Show. So it’s no surprise his debut feature film centres around a talking, magical teddy bear – albeit a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking, sex-obsessed teddy bear. But, as with [...]