This is spoilery as I’m delving into some of Songbird’s characters (and John Wick: Chapter 2, for reasons which will become clear). My three-star review, which is here, is no more spoilery than the trailer. Rich people heading out of town, taking the virus with them; sweetly personal stories about the lengths people will go… Songbird: the more things change the more we stay the same Read More
Songbird 3 stars
In 2024 a pandemic ravages the world and its cities. Centering on a handful of people as they navigate the obstacles currently hindering society: disease, martial law, quarantine, and vigilantes. Songbird is at its most interesting when holding a mirror up to us now, but magnified – a new, new, new normal, 2020 but even… Songbird Read More
The Songbird trailer that’s getting people tweeting
What movies does one watch during a pandemic? Brilliant classics? Dumb comedies? Brilliant comedies? Films about, um, pandemics? There has been a lot of chatter this week on social media about upcoming thriller Songbird, a romantic thriller made during the pandemic and envisaging a world in a few years’ time where the COVID situation has… The Songbird trailer that’s getting people tweeting Read More
Songbird trailer offers a glimpse of a terrifying future, but is it too soon?
*** My Songbird review and article are now I’ve *** Two trailers have been getting attention for all the wrong reasons this week: Stardust, a movie about David Bowie that apparently doesn’t even feature his songs, and Songbird, a “romantic thriller” filmed during, and about, our current pandemic. I haven’t watched the Stardust trailer (what… Songbird trailer offers a glimpse of a terrifying future, but is it too soon? Read More