At The Movies for Wednesday 17 March 2021
AT THE MOVIES #829 INTERESTING TIMES
Simon Morris looks at the range of films making the cinemas in the time of Covid. This week a drama starring Sam Neill shot two years ago, a C-grade bit of sci-fi with Bruce Willis, and a new Disney feature, mostly created at the animators’ own homes.
Blackbird sees a family coming to grips with the matriarch’s intended suicide. Stars Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Sam Neill, and directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill).
Cosmic Sin is a predictable alien invasion thriller, that’s received an unpredictable reaction from its intended audience. Stars Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo (Boss level).
And Disney animated feature Raya and the Last Dragon is a fable based on the myths and countryside of South East Asia. Stars the voices of Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars) and two of the stars of Crazy Rich Asians, Awkwafina and Gemma Chan.