Just Wright

Just Wright (2010)

Just Wright first published by Sight & Sound, November 2010 Review: Down-to-earth New Jersey physiotherapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) meets gentlemanly New York basketball superstar Scott McKnight (Common), but his eye is on Leslie’s rapacious best friend Morgan (Paula Patton). When Scott is seriously injured, Leslie moves in – but can she mend Scott’s knee and win…

You, Me & Her

You, Me & Her (2023)

As genres go, the romantic comedy is particularly rule-bound. You know the score: boy meets girl, sparks fly, obstacles get in the way of love but are eventually overcome, culminating in marriage; or, in more modern variants, culminating in sex (with or without marriage); or, in even more modern variants, culminating in more sex (with…

Cupid

Bad Cupid (aka Prick’d) (2021)

“I’ve got news for you, Davey: Cupid does not exist,” says Morris (Briana Marin) to Dave (Shane Nepveu) some way into Diane Cossa and Neal Howard’s Bad Cupid (aka Prick’d). “And if he did, he certainly wouldn’t be some freak pudgy guy in a diaper running around bringing people together who are destined to spend…

Older

Older (2020)

In Older, 29-year-old manchild Alex (Guy Pigden) feels lost in a world of maturity. Alex’s dream of one day making a film resulted in the slasher Orderly Misconduct that was spurned by critics and public alike, forcing the now unemployed writer/director to move back in with his parents. Despite remaining close to his best friend…

Destination

Destination Wedding (2018)

Destination Wedding first published by Sight & Sound, June 2019 Review: Though all very different kinds of films, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly (2006), Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) are arbitrarily unified through the shared casting of Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. The same…

Top Five (2014)

First published by Sight & Sound, June 2015 Synopsis: New York City, present. Visiting from LA to promote his new, serious (and unappealing) historical film Uprize, comedian André Allen agrees to be interviewed by Chelsea Brown for a New York Times profile, despite having been mistreated in the past by the publication’s film critic James…