Love & Mercy is a not inconsiderable blessing from the music biopic genre

4 Stars (4 / 5)

 

Has there been any sub-genre of drama more reliable in recent years than the music biopic?

They give the chance for charismatic character actors like Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard to take on larger-than-life personalities undergoing the trials and tribulations of fame and fortune.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is pure family-friendly froth

2 Stars (2 / 5)

Man, it’s a difficult life being the child of a god.

It’s been three years since teenage demigod Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) last appeared in The Lightning Thief, his equivalent of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.…