After the success of Dogtown and Z Boys it's a small wonder Stoked was put into production. Sadly, due to the success of that former documentary, all other Skate docs that follow will be judged harshly by comparison.
This is a lo-fi film that goes into great detail about Mark Rogowski's teens into his twenties. Unfortunately the sickening beating, rape and murder of Jessica Bergsten and the court case that follows are only glanced over and any reference to Mark's…
As far as I can tell, Nick Broomfield's entire role in this documentary was to send someone undercover and subject her to the horrors and harsh reality of illegal immigrants working the UK sex trade. 1hr of cruelty and hardship with little actual purpose. There is nothing revelatory or informative here. It's all been said and done before by far more eloquent film makers.
I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.
Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…
Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.
So... Dr No. The…