Moviewallas

Episode 401 – Juliet, Naked / The Meg / Crazy Rich Asians

Episode 401 of Moviewallas brings reviews of:

  

– Juliet, Naked

– The Meg

– Crazy Rich Asians

Our rather ‘challenging’ Netflix picks are:

– Tusk

– Hardcore Henry

– Enemy

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PAPILLION | Review

Sometimes the time that one ends up paying for the crime isn’t always justified and in the movie PAPILLION Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam) pays a hefty price for stealing a small fortune of diamonds for a local gangster. His biggest crime however may be that he bestows said diamonds on his girlfriend  Nenette (Eve Hewson) instead. In retaliation, his gangster boss frames Papillon for a murder he had nothing to do with which earns him a life sentence at the infamous penal colony in French Guiana.
Directed by Michael Noer, written by Aaron Guzikowski and based on the epic true story and international, best-selling books, “Papillon” and “Banco,”  PAPILLION (so called because of the butterfly tattoo that Henri has engraved on his chest) unfolds as we encounter the numerous escape attempts by our main protagonist along with his meek side kick, currency forger Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who is sentenced to life for producing counterfeit bonds.
Powerful stand out moments occur mostly when we see the effect of hopelessness on the human spirit.  Charlie Hunnam, manages to play broken beautifully.  However, the movie would have greatly benefited from providing more story related to the time between escape attempts and then later, the movie would have felt more complete if we could have seen the impact of the trials and tribulations that prisoners endured during long periods of solitary confinement and how this impacted their lives in freedom if they managed to escape.  What plays well in the movie is the stark physical and emotional contrast between Hunnam and Malek and how each manages to show strength and loyalty to the other in times of need.  PAPILLION also  represent an opportunity to understand how France used a system of confinement and prisoners to help build one of their colonies.
PAPILLION opens in cinemas on August 24th, check local listings for show times

Episode 400 – Christopher Robin / BlacKkKlansman / Mission: Impossible – Fallout

It’s time for Moviewallas.  We celebrate our Episode 400 Milestone with reviews of:

– Christopher Robin

– BlacKkKlansman

– Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Our Netflix picks this week are:

 

– Locke

– Hans Zimmer – Live in Prague

– The Rover

For a limited time this episode will also be available on YouTube:

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Episode 399 – Eigth Grade / Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

In this podcast we discuss:

 

– Eight Grade

– Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Our Netflix picks are:

  • Sausage Party
  • The Gift
  • Love & Friendship

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Episode 398 – Skyscraper / Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Ok Super Troopers, it’s time for more Moviewallas.  This week we discuss:

 

  • Skyscraper
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Our Netflix picks this week are:

  • Fandry
  • Sairat
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Episode 397 – Sicario: Day of the Soldado / Eating Animals / Sorry to Bother You

Three very different movies to review this week.  Tune in for discussions of:

  

– Sicario: Day of the Soldado

– Eating Animals

– Sorry to Bother You

Our Netflix picks this week are:

  

– Certain Women

– Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

– Blue Jasmine


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Episode 396 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom / Ant-Man and the Wasp

Franchises galore this week with reviews of:

– Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

– Ant-Man and the Wasp

This week’s Netflix picks are:

    

– Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

– Set It up

– King of Peking


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Episode 395 – Hotel Artemis / Disobedience / Incredibles 2

It’s another triple bill review in this episode with discussion of:

  

– Hotel Artemis

– Disobedience

– Incredibles 2

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Episode 394 – Adrift / Ocean’s 8 / Hereditary

Time for another dollop of films reviews and banter.  In this podcast we talk about:

  

– Adrift

– Ocean’s 8

– Hereditary

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Episode 393 – Book Club / Lean on Pete / Tully

It’s another triple-bill review this week.  Join us for discussions of:

– Book Club

– Lean on Pete

– Tully

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