Female Filmmakers · Review

Some Cold Takes: Pete’s Dragon; Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates; Swallows and Amazons

Pete’s Dragon You haven’t seen Pete’s Dragon. That’s fine, it’s not a personal failing, nobody has seen it. The film wasn’t released so much as lubed up to slide gracefully from cinema to home video to the annals of time, while registering as little in the public consciousness as possible. Which is a shame, the… Continue reading Some Cold Takes: Pete’s Dragon; Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates; Swallows and Amazons

Film · Review

David Brent: Life on the Road

David Brent: Life on the Road is perhaps the most appropriate film that could be made about the character. It is not the best. But it, in its own way, encapsulates all the messiness and contradictions of the character and his creator. It tries to champion the common people yet propagates some real harmful stereotypes… Continue reading David Brent: Life on the Road