“Wild Canaries” (Netflix) — My full review is here. It’s like Woody Allen’s “Manhattan Murder Mystery” set among the artisanal cupcake set, as a Brooklyn couple try to figure out who killed the elderly lady in their building. It’s lightweight, fizzy fun, an homage to screwball comedies of the days of yore.
“Slow West” is now playing on DirecTV and on video-on-demand. R, 1:24, three and a half stars out of four.
The movie is filmed in New Zealand, starring two Australian actors and an Irish actor, and was written and directed by a Scotsman.
So, of course, “Slow West” is a Western.
“Frank” is now available on iTunes and VOD. R, 1:35, three and a half stars out of four.
The old rule in Hollywood is that if you have a handsome movie star in the lead role, don’t obscure his features. No mustaches, no beards, no fake noses.
And one would presume that a giant papier-mache head would also be right out.