Third Thursday Throwback – ‘The Boat That Rocked’ is a shipshape example of the pop music movie oeuvre thanks to an unsinkable cast

The Boat That Rocked is a 2009 British period comedy that offers a fun look at the largely untold story of “pirate radio” — the rebel DJs the 1960s who broadcast pop and rock music back to the UK from international waters. With its warm tones, its killer soundtrack, and its utterly jam-packed cast, this underrated gem is well worth revisiting for our Third Thursday Throwback. Continue reading “Third Thursday Throwback – ‘The Boat That Rocked’ is a shipshape example of the pop music movie oeuvre thanks to an unsinkable cast”

Third Thursday Throwback – ‘SuperBob’ is the romance the superhero genre deserves

SuperBob, the 2015 feature written by and starring Ted Lasso’s Brett Goldstein, is a small-scale British superhero comedy that showcases the actor’s range. Read our Third Thursday Throwback review of this warm cuddle of film and give it a watch. Continue reading “Third Thursday Throwback – ‘SuperBob’ is the romance the superhero genre deserves”

‘Eternals’ relies entirely on the strength of its established relationships – as it should

Eternals, the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, came out last week. Our spoiler-filled review dives into why the MCU depends entirely on our investment in established relationships, and how this movie in particular makes that work with a fresh group of characters. Continue reading “‘Eternals’ relies entirely on the strength of its established relationships – as it should”