"The Best of Enemies" does just about everything that a message movie should without losing sight of that other element that has nourished movies ever since they began – being entertaining, writes DOUGAL MACDONALD.
“Sexual flings sprinkle a narrative principally about domestic moments – moving out of the apartment, selling the apartment, little daily habits”... all in a movie that gets 4.5 stars from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
On learning that the running time for "Waves", a film about an African-American family, is 135 minutes, you might be forgiven for approaching it with reservations and a little caution. Don’t do that, advises reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
"You are entitled to expect a good experience when Danny Boyle’s name appears on a film’s masthead as director. When Richard Curtis’ name appears on the next line in the credits as writer, expectations soar even further." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD'S at "Yesterday".
A film about two old bachelors mulling over each other’s moral attitudes may not sound like much fun and jollity, but in "Two Popes" they come across pretty convincingly, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.
HE'S back: "If the first intro I’ve written since COVID-19 blighted our lives is a bit enigmatic, please trust me. I’m glad I saw 'Bellbird', a delightful, sensitive and informative film set on a NZ sheep and dairy cattle farm." DOUGAL MACDONALD is reviewing movies again. On Page 20.