Netflix releases a lot of movies. Combined with the TV shows and other classics that are uploaded to the site daily, it’s not surprising that a lot of the gems on Netflix don’t get to shine as brightly as they should. That was the case with The Fundamentals of Caring. After being available to view for almost two years, as well as being missed by me on multiple occasions, decided to finally watch it. However, was it a hidden gem?
The Fundamentals of Caring follows Ben Benjamin (Paul Rudd): a man who is suffering an unfathomable amount of loss. In this dark time, Ben decides to become a care-giver, and is hired to look after Trevor (Craig Roberts), a sufferer of muscular dystrophy. Continue reading
It is likely that many people would assume a film with a lead character that cannot speak, wouldn’t do very well. 2018, however, has proved this wrong, with The Shape of Water winning four Oscars at the Academy Awards this year. Netflix has jumped on the bandwagon of unconventional leads, releasing Mute, directed by Duncan Jones.
Mute follows a mute, Amish barman called Leo, as he looks for his blue-haired girlfriend Naadirah in the gangster-ridden city of Berlin. With a stellar cast, amazing CGI and the director of Moon at the helm, it would be surprising if this movie was anything less than great. Continue reading
ANT-MAN (UK CERT: 12A)
Director: Peyton Reed
Music: Christophe Beck
Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
Ant-Man has had numerous production problems
REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon
You can almost hear the groans, yet another superhero film bulldozes its way into cinemas. Sandwiched between the ambitious Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Fantastic Four reboot, Marvel’s Ant-Man is the first of this year’s summer superheroes.
However, numerous setbacks that included a director walking out halfway through filming meant that Ant-Man would be haunted by the action behind-the-scenes, rather than that on it. But what is the finished product like? Continue reading