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BumbleBee

Fathers in disguise

(Edit) 15/09/2019

This is a series that I had come to loathe over the past decade. Many reviewers have explained in great detail why the Michael Bay offerings leave a lot to be desired, so I would have nothing to add on that front.

But by gum , they have finally given us a taste of what many audience members have always wanted from a Transformers film. Not to damn it with faint praise. The first 5 minutes is largely for those 80’s nostalgia addicts, and gets us off to a neat plot setup. However, the real heart and story here is the central emotional narrative of a girl named Charlie, and her gone but not forgotten father.

It’s a formulae that’s been used many times before, but the performances and it’s sweet innocence carry you through with a smile on your face. The supporting cast is great, albeit sometimes underused (Pamela Adlon), but this is a solid family film with simple joys and good pointer towards what could be a much improved Transformers franchise. Gladly Travis Knight’s direction offers a refreshing take on this series, with real heart. Pleasantly surprising!

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Call Me by Your Name

Worth a second go

(Edit) 18/04/2018

Ultimately I thought this was a well directed film. Although you could argue there were some pacing issues, I feel this film had a an affect of what the characters (particularly Elio) feel themselves, in that if you don't enjoy every minute, it may be too late to realise what you have together. The vividness of the two leads times together one summer is emotive yet understated.

I for one, wish I had paid more attention to the film's earlier scenes, as the ending was good enough to place what I had just seen into perspective.

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