Am I dead inside? Has my heart turned to stone? Someone on Twitter thinks I’m a robot. Maybe I am. Carol just never really moved me. It has great acting, wonderful costumes and production design, solid writing, superb direction but… Something was lacking on my end. It takes its time, the characters are interesting, Blanchett, Mara and Chandler all work but it is not the five star film critics want you to believe. Nothing really happens. Give it a few years and I’m convinced it’ll be reappraised. Or, like I say, I’m dead inside.
“Standing Man” is the take home from this Cold War thriller, easily Spielberg’s best film in years. Based on a true story, Hanks plays insurance lawyer James Donovan who is pretty much forced to defend the most hated man in America, a Soviet spy played with a beautiful sadness by top stage actor Mark Rylance. Despite the fact everyone around is focused on this essentially being a show trial, Donovan is determined that this be a fair case, ultimately leading…
Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…
In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
He drives this shitty car all over the place,…