"What did Carrie White ever do to you?"
The real question should be what did such an iconic story do to deserve such an offensively bad film adaptation. Carrie is an extremely underwritten and badly misjudged film.
Carrie revolves around the life of high-school student Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a shy outcast who for most of her life has been abused and bullied by her fanatically religious mother (Julianne Moore) and ignored by her classmates. After she has her…
Having never heard of this film until just before watching it, I have no idea why it's never shown up on my radar before, this is exactly the sort of comedy/drama that I like. Our Idiot Brother is an effortlessly charming film with some wonderful performances, touching moments and relationships and situations that seem grounded in reality, despite being typical of this sort of film.
Paul Rudd plays the titular Ned, an organic farmer who moves in with his sisters…
An absolutely pointless remake masquerading as a prequel to John Carpenter's classic 1982 horror. Shoddy CGI replaces the amazing practical effects of the original and any hope of originality, tension or frights is lost, even a rehash of the famous blood-test scene is dull and stupid.
The usually fantastic Mary Elisabeth Winstead leads a cast where no-one is truly awful but with nobody rising above blandness either. A truly forgettable and disappointing experience.
Oh, and so that's how the axe got in the wall. That was fucking underwhelming.
Drive. Easily the 2nd coolest movie ever made (after Back To The Future of course). A masterpiece of subtle characters, extreme violence, pondering, thoughtful visuals and stunning sound design.
Gosling's nameless Driver is a fascinating character, a loner with a penchant for high speed getaways and bloody violence. Not one for small talk though. The performance can understandably be read as empty or lazy, but for me, the long gazes and ever so slight changes in Gosling's expression are so…