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The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Review

The Brothers Gibb who became the musical trio the Bee Gees, were born after the Second World War; Barry in 1946, and the twins Robin and Maurice in 1949. They were part of that first wave of Baby Boomers.  Their career was a glittering example of the kind of fame and money that the music business could bring young performers in the 1960s and 1970s. They had nine Number 1 singles in the US. They wo...

The War with Grandpa Review

The War with Grandpa was a book written in 1984 by Robert Kimmel Smith. It was aimed specifically at children and has been studied and written about by a couple of generations of American school-kids. Like any work that has become the fodder for enforced reports, this book is loathed by some. However, Accessreel has been researching the matter for at least two days and we can confirm that generall...

Happiest Season Review

One fine day just prior to Christmas, Pittsburgh-based journo Harper (Mackenzie Davis) takes her girlfriend, Abby (Kristen Stewart) to her picturesque hometown to spend the holidays with her family. For her part, Abby aims to put a ring on it, even going so far as planning to ask Harper’s father, Ted (Victor Garber), for his blessing, much to the disgust of her gay BFF, John (Dan Levy). There’s a ...

Fatman Review

Fatman is one of those movies that you can’t help but immediately judge after seeing the promotional material in Australia, especially the posters. 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always Review

Autumn Callahan (Sidney Flanigan) is a seventeen-year-old from a small town in Pennsylvania. She lives with her mother and siblings. She also lives with her stepfather who is a negative influence. She is still at school and works at a grocery store with her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder). Autumn goes to a crisis pregnancy center. She is surprised to discover she is as much as ten weeks pregnant. She ...

Kajillionaire Review

KAJILLIONAIRE tells the story of Old Dolio Dyne (Evan Rachel Wood) a 26-year-old woman who lives in Los Angeles with her parents Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins). No one in this family is studying or working or involved in any of the pursuits one might expect of a married couple in their 60s and their adult daughter. They are “skimmers” which means they make the bare...

Honest Thief Review

At 68 years old, Liam Neeson is one lucky bugger to still draw audiences as an “action hero”. Despite his [gracefully] advancing years, he still manages to pull it off with a certain silver style – be it thanks to a great personal trainer, creative editing or a rash of stunt doubles (probably all of the above!) After stating publicly that COLD PURSUIT (2019) would be his last act...

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

In August 1968, there were Anti-Vietnam War protests in Chicago, Illinois. The Democratic National Convention was taking place and there were numerous rallies and marches protesting against President Lyndon B. Johnson’s policies regarding the war. To those protesting, young men were being conscripted to die needlessly in a conflict in a country on the other side of the world. The various protests ...

On the Rocks Review

Laura (Rashida Jones) and husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) live in New York where they’re raising two young daughters. Life is good. Dean’s advertising business is expanding rapidly and Laura is a writer contracted to complete a book. Then, one or two small things happen, and Laura thinks she detects signs that Dean might be having an affair with a co-worker. She confides her fears in her father Felix...

Buffaloed Review

We meet Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch) around the age of 10. She lives in Buffalo, New York. Her family has never had real money and always scraped by. Her father died when she was around seven-years-old. Her mother (Judy Greer) operates an unregistered hair-dressing business out of their home. As Peg ages into her teens, she runs cheap hustles like selling discount cigarettes which are probably stolen. H...

Bill & Ted Face the Music Review

A long time ago, there was a movie made called BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989). It was the story of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) who lived in San Dimas, California in the late 1980s. Bill and Ted were a pair of teen slackers who loved metal, but weren’t too bright academically and were close to dropping out...

Instant Family Review

Married couple, Pete and Ellie Wagner (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne), are doing well, making money renovating and “flipping” houses. One day, they begin to wonder if something is missing in their life, because unlike their respective siblings, they don’t have children. Natural child-birth is problematical for the Wagners, so they look into adoption. They meet Karen (Octavia Spencer) and Sharon (Ti...

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