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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 May, 2015 4

    "Ride eternal, shiny and chrome!" - Immortan Joe

    Game over, guys.

    We have a winner.

    George Miller returns to his flawed cult franchise and has 20 years to think about how he's going to carry off something along the lines of a sequel and a reboot. He opts for neither, simply putting Fury Road in the ever-continuing adventures of Max, barely bogging it down with any backstory or alienation towards the uninitiated. The result is a pure action movie, a…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Oct, 2015 5

    "I thought you weren't insane anymore?"

    Watching this with subtitles is an absolute linguistic revelation.

    "Kamakrazee War-Boys!"
    Good to see George Miller has taken some of Joss Whedon's sampling of Asian languages in his film's kray-z dystopic world.

    "We fang it!"
    I've no idea what that means, but I guess it means to stab at something with your vehicle as fast as humanly possible.

    "I should be walking with the Immorta. McFeasting with the heroes of all time."
    YOU MEAN IMMORTAN JOE KNOWS ABOUT MCDONALD'S?
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Absolutely Immortan bant.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 May, 2015

    "Witness me!"

    Essentially just a series of the most awesome blood-drunk moments George Miller (and not you, because he's better than you) could think of, strung together over two lean hours.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Mar, 2016

    "Hey Head, say goodbye to the neck! DECAPATO!"

    Every frame of this is alive.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Dec, 2015

    "You're sitting on 2,000 horsepower of nitro-boosted war machine."

    To this day, I honestly do not know how Charlize Theron says that line without bursting into laughter/tears with how painfully bad-ass it is.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Jun, 2015

    "By my deeds, I honour him...V8!"

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2015 4

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "The garbage will do!"

    After three years and two months of gut-churningly tense waiting, the Force finally awakens, and there's not a single severed limb in sight. JJ Abrams' massive, brash, apologetic, funny and totally shocking new chapter to cinema's most beloved franchise falls in between reboot, self-parody, fan-fiction, remake and loving continuation. It really sounds like a mess on paper. However, although The Force Awakens may be many things, it's certainly nothing less than fantastic fun.

    The opening crawl…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Dec, 2015 2

    "That's one hell of a pilot!"

    Just seen Carol, and I can still confirm that the quoted sequence above is the best sex scene we've had this year.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Apr, 2016

    Alles ist gut, as per, and it's still majestic despite all its flaws and missed moments, even at home on a far smaller screen.

    The deleted scenes, however, are actively awful, and you practically breath a sigh of relief when you realise how badly certain moments could have clunked if they were left anywhere near the final cut.

    That being said, there is an AMAZING moment when Greg Grunberg's Snap Wexley gets told to go into lightspeed, and he quips, "Is there any other speed?"

    GRUNBERG FOR ICEMAN CONFIRMED

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Dec, 2015 1

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "You would have been disappointed..."

    So thankful that only on my first rewatch have I enjoyed this so much that I can give it five stars while still acknowledging its flaws. The Force Awakens is so relentlessly, effervescently entertaining that it's difficult to wag a discerning finger at it. There are so many tiny details that you can relax into after that terrifying first watch, as you know exactly how the whole affair is going to tug on your heartstrings.…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2014 34

    "Did he just throw my cat out of the window?" - Deputy Kovacs

    If there's one thing that The Grand Budapest Hotel cements, it’s the fact that no one makes movies quite like Wes Anderson. From the OCD symmetrical shooting style to the random occurrences in his unique worlds, there are no other cinematic experiences quite like Wes'. And with the confirmation of his consistency with 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom, it seems Wes' supporters have given him free-reign over his next…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2014

    "'The plot thickens', so they say. Why is that, by the way? Is it the Soup Metaphor?" - Gustave H.

    Wes Anderson is the master of his domain. No one dares to make films like him. They know they will fail if they try. He balances fear and respect. The ultimate auteur.

    Sure, there are undoubtedly better directors out there than him (I can think of another Anderson, actually...), but there are none like him. The unexpected dialogue tangents, the…