My favourites are four first-time watches I loved in April 2022
An absolutely fascinating TV movie that really could have benefitted from being a series (it does feel like a backdoor pilot) - there’s so much going on here in terms of character and narrative and themes, it all seems rather ill-served by the 90 minute duration, especially when so many of those minutes are taken up by Rod Serling’s eloquent but often repetitively didactic speeches.
James Earl Jones is phenomenal, bringing both immense gravitas and fragility to his portrayal of…
I hate this kind of filmmaking. Smug, condescending, didactic nonsense - Adam McKay has no faith in our intelligence and so everything he wants to says is capitalised, italicised, and underlined twelve times with a big, fat marker. I’ve not seen anything this decade so nakedly contemptuous of its audience as this film’s post-credits scene.
And everything he wants to say? It’s been said before. So many times. The level of arrogance it takes to present such old information as…