The Wife review – Glenn Close Quietly Commands in This Oscar-Worthy Film

Perhaps one of the earliest Oscar-worthy films to release all awards season, with a September release in the London a lot of people went out and have since been routing for Glenn Close to finally get her first Oscar. It seems like the time has come, she is completely worthy of all her accolades for…

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The Mule review – Clint Eastwood’s Sly Return

Clint Eastwood returns to the screen for the first time in years. He is back directing and acting at the age of 88 in this well paced study of an elderly drug mule. An entertaining-nuanced crime caper that focuses on a man whose family and life is slowly decaying, minute by minute. Typically in films…

Cold Pursuit review – A Hilarious Genre-Breaking Thriller

Liam Neeson has got a little tiring recently, constantly playing the same character over and over. The Commuter was underwhelming, but it must be said I have a love for the Taken franchise and I'll watch anything he is in. Going into Cold Pursuit I had no idea what to expect as the marketing was…

Velvet Buzzsaw review – What is Art? Dan Gilroy Doesn’t Know

Growing up with a father being a Professor of Art I have been naturally brought up in galleries surrounded by the type of people depicted in this film, supposedly. I am friends with Turner Prize winners, aspiring artists and collectors - the whole lot. The film takes a limp swing to accomplish an established idea…

Escape Room review – A Nifty and Smartly Woven Concept

Adam Robitel began last year with 'Insidious: The Last Key', which proved to be a disappointment although elements of promise shined through it fell into cliche upon cliche. Now, Robitel is back to start off 2019 with 'Escape Room', an utter surprise. With the growing trend of escape rooms it is only fitting a film…

“Miss Bala” Misses Almost All of Its Shots

It’ll be nice when the day finally comes where Latinx stories told on the big screen can be more than drug and gang wars going down at the border, but it is not this day. Last year’s Roma showed us just how personal and relatable stories set in Mexico and about Mexican people can be, but…

New Lead Character Breakdown for ‘Space Jam 2’ Reveals More Plot Details

‘Space Jam 2’ is on the horizon with production currently eyed to begin on June 17th in California with Terence Nance set to direct and Ryan Coogler set to produce the film. LeBron James is set to star in this sequel of ‘Space Jam’. We at DiscussingFilm have learned of a new character breakdown for…

Serenity – The First Bonkers Film of the Year

It's difficult to really know what to say about Serenity, but for the record, it's certainly one of the boldest movies I've seen in awhile. It pulls an insane kind of bait-and-switch halfway through, and it's a move that will excite some and completely repel others. What exactly does that mean? What exactly is it?…

Why Disney Should Make The ‘It’s A Small World’ Film.

We are pushing head first into the 2019 movie season, with Disney bringing it’s huge heavy hitters to play this year. The company is set to release the following films in 2019: ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Dumbo’, ‘Penguins’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Toy Story 4’, The Lion King’, ‘Artemis Fowl’, ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ which…

The Kid Who Would Be King – A New Family Classic

We're in a sort of renaissance of children / family movies lately. Animation has been reigning in that department for several years now, but recently, with the exception of last December's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it seems to be taking a backseat to genuinely engaging live-action, kid-friendly films. 2019 looks to be continuing this trend,…