Monday, 2 July 2018

DVD Roundup: "Six inches for the Holy Spirit" edition

Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan as an opinionated teenager dealing with school and a nurse mother whose trying hard to keep the family afloat after her husband looses his job. While coming-of-age dramas can be a little bit predictable and tiresome, Lady Bird has been generating hype for breathing fresh air into the genre, maybe providing a bit of relief for the sometimes saccharine storytelling of such films.

Have you ever had a game night that you could liven up with a little bit of kidnapping. Game Night has this as it's conceit, and this madcap comedy livens things up a little bit more with a good dose of gore and violence, so if you prefer your comedies much more terrifying-action oriented, this may be for you.

If those last two films sounded a bit bland to you, well maybe try Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's The Endless, where a pair of brothers previously involved in a UFO death cult get drawn back in and end up, somehow, tearing apart the fabric of reality. A low-budget sci-fi horror, expect twists and turns from a mind-bending plot.

Based on the comic by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura, I Kill Giants sees a girl have to face her fears when massive, well, giants threaten her town. Mixing magical realism and a thinly disguised psychological drama, I Kill Giants didn't receive a massive cinematic release, but out of all the films available this week, this one looks like the one I'd be most interested in watching.

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