At The Movies for Wednesday 19 May 2021
AT THE MOVIES #838 THE NEW 1940S?
Simon Morris sees parallels between the current war against Covid and the Second World War – both featured strong representation of women in their movies, for a start. Like this week’s quartet.
From Netflix, two contrasting films about movie fans – The woman at the window puts Amy Adams in a deliberately Rear window predicament, while The Mitchells vs The Machines interrupts Katie’s trip to film school with a robot apocalypse! Featuring Olivia Colman as an evil smart-phone.
Litigante is a sharp character study by Colombian director Franco Lolli. A mother and daughter – played by Lolli’s real life sister and mother Carolina Sanin and Leticia Gomez – argue over work, health, romance and children.
And Those who wish me dead sees Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) return to the action genre as a fire-fighter trying to protect a child who witnessed a murder. Featuring Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones), Nicholas Hoult (About a boy) and a ferocious forest fire.