Sugar coated, revisionist, and asinine look back at one of the sleaziest people in UK history. Manages to completely ignore all of the most fascinating aspects of the slumlord pornographer and crook, Paul Raymond, and instead tries it's hardest to tick every biographical trope going.
Only gets 2 stars because there is so much 70's quim on display
Criminally under appreciated coming of age flick that got lost in the dust kicked up by Walter Hills cult quotathon The Warriors.
This is actually the stronger movie, with a tender coming of age story at the heart, both for the boys, and for the changing times in America. Incredibly likeable leads give earnest performances while one of cinemas best scores underpins the gang falling apart.
This film draws from me one of the most nostalgic responses of any film…
Just back from seeing this incredibly sloooow, incredibly unexciting overindulgence of a film, that's punctuated with two magnificent performances and a few brilliant key scenes.
Continuing Tarantinos latest trend of rewriting history to punish those that went unpunished before, here it's the nasty southern slave masters whereas before it was Nazis. This time round unfortunately it's a much simpler and less engrossing narrative. The lead characters all play their roles with zeal and of course it all looks stunning and…
So as i've been getting older my tastes have been changing and moving more and more away from the big shallow summer movies. It may in part be me maturing, but I truly believe it's because the summer films are simply not as good as they used to be. They absolutely peaked with The Matrix IMO, and despite loving Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean and a few others here and there I mainly avoid the mega budget fair. I didn't…