Movie Reviews: Rough Night, ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me & The Promise

Each week 2’s own Michael Jones swings by to help you decide what new movies are worth watching – and what’s worth giving a miss.

This week, Lucia Aniello’s Rough Night has been classified as lowbrow cinema being “disappointingly derivative” of previous ‘romantic comedy’ films such as ‘American Pie’ and ‘Bridesmaids’ and is just merely “appallingly unfunny”.

Returning to 1914, The Promise ironically delivers much promise. Directed by Terry George,  the film does a delightful job in exploring the fate of Turkey’s Armenian’s during World War One, whilst following the love triangle between Oscar Issac , Charlotte La Bon and Christian Bale’s characters. 

Finally, Whitney: Can I Be Me is definitely reminiscent, as director Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal follow Houston and her relationships, including much of the unreleased footage of Houston’s 1999 ‘My Love Is Your Love World Tour’ in an unapproved documentary. 

You can find more film reviews, interviews and cinema-related news at 2ser’s Celluloid Dreams.


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