A major star vehicle for comic actor Jenny Slate, the purposefully awkward and thoroughly charming Obvious Child deals head on with how seemingly well adjusted adults still have a lot of growing up to do after they think they’re done with life lessons.
Aside from some exceptional cinematography and a musical score that finally finds a good rhythm halfway through, there’s not one single positive thing to say about the Austrailian neo-sci-fi-slash-miserable-western The Rover.
Doing justice to its title, the Game of Thrones season finale passes the torch to the next generation of throne-gamers: “The Children” have finally ascended to vitally important roles, no longer playing the victims to the machinations of their parents. Happy Father’s Day!
Kate Kane repeatedly credits her father, Colonel Jacob Kane, for the empowerment necessary to find her strength, her purpose. Pulling lessons in integrity and how to “soldier on” from the man who found a way to remain protective of his daughter without disrespecting her autonomy and individuality. Paternalism without patronizing.
It’s still hilarious, possibly even more so than its predecessor through sheer volume of jokes alone, but 22 Jump Street manages to be rushed, over thought, and even kind of smug via a brand of meta humor that makes its tone almost inscrutable.