2/4, 2010s, Childrens, Jon Favreau, Review

The Jungle Book (2016)

Out of all the animated movies Disney has chosen to remake, updating The Jungle Book from 1964 was probably the smartest bet. The original film is barely a movie and more a loose collection of vignettes that involve the same characters. Most of the songs are completely forgettable, and there’s no real narrative drive propelling… Continue reading The Jungle Book (2016)

1950s, 3.5/4, Billy Wilder, Crime, Review

Witness for the Prosecution

#10 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. Billy Wilder and Agatha Christie, a match no one expected but was eminently welcome once it arrived. From Christie's stage play, Wilder created a fun, energetic, and rather unpredictable courtroom drama with wonderful characters, anchored by the great performance by Charles Laughton. Laughton plays Sir Wilfred Roberts,… Continue reading Witness for the Prosecution