Black Bear (15) 104mins ★★☆☆☆ ANYONE who thinks cinema is dead is wrong – and this week's streaming releases prove it. That's because they will leave you screaming for the return of some old-fashioned blockbuster entertainment on the big screen. Black Bear is a film so pleased with its superior intelligence it fails to notice the movie could send viewers into a state of hibernation. The drama, available on Amazon Prime, Apple and other streaming services from today, starts promisingly enough with Aubrey Plaza offering an air of mystery around her film-director character Allison. As she walks through a forest, Allison deflects questions from Gabe (Christopher Abbott), unwilling to reveal some deep secrets. Gabe owns the "retreat" where Allison hopes to break the writer's block that is preventing her from creating a new film. Unexpected direction The script, though, quickly descends into middle-class people talking about gender roles while drinking wine in front of a roaring fire. If I wanted that, I'd tune into Radio 4. Gabe's heavily pregnant partner Blair (Sarah Gadon) resents his old-fashioned views and is angered by Allison taking his side in an argument. Jealousy infects the room, with the brooding, bearded man clearly attracted to… Read full this story
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