For his feature length debut behind the camera, When You Finish Saving the World, writer-director Jesse Eisenberg spins an off-kilter, but well reasoned slice of life centred around two people who are more alike than they would ever want to admit.
From The Goonies, to Ghostbusters, and The Lost Boys, the 80s had a language for film that felt like the air was a little electric, anything was possible, and you were part of the gang. It’s a mood that’s been often imitated, and rarely done well, but Ghostbusters: Afterlife captures that spirit perfectly.
Adapting something as sprawling, highly detailed, strange, and twisty as Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2014 novel The Goldfinch for the big screen might’ve been an impossible task for anyone to attempt, but director John Crowley and screenwriter Peter Straughan certainly give their all with this uneven, sometimes bizarre, but never boring literary epic.
Corny, lowbrow, and still somehow likably entertaining, Dog Days is a bit like the kind of star-driven ensemble comedies that the late Garry Marshall was churning out towards the end of his career, only this time the results don’t suck.