Not a win for Kaurismäki. This one was too bizarre and while there were a few great aki-moments, they couldn't quite elevate the film to anything more than what the rest was: a bit of a bore, unfortunately. The idea is great, I mean the idea is really really great. A bunch of guys named Frank decide to cross town to live in one of the chi-chi neighbourhoods of Helsinki. What's not to love? It just didn't cash out is…
A decent enough action film. The main premise is a bit more unusual than most and some of the banter between the two main characters is pretty funny. Other than that it is pretty much standard fare, the kind you can stop after 45 minutes and not miss much. But if you are in the mood to just passively watch stuff go by without thinking, you can do worse than this one.
My ticket stub says that I saw Silver Linings Playbook but it can't be the same film everyone else has seen. It just can't be. This one was supposed to be charming, enjoyable, fun even. It won the TIFF Audience Award. It was supposed to have great characters. Cooper and Lawrence were supposed to have given wonderful performances. DeNiro, it was said, was back. Jackie Weaver, wait, was she in this?
The film I saw was bland and boring. I…
I heard people talk about immortality,
but I ain't seen it.
l wondered how it'd be when l died.
What it'd be like to know that this breath now
was the last one you was ever gonna draw.
l just hope l can meet it the same way she did.
With the same... calm.
Cos that's where it's hidden -
the immortality l hadn't seen.
What's it like to be lying in the middle of an unfamiliar jungle with birds…