I dislike musicals for the most part, but what I really hate are musicals that sing "pass the salt". That drives me batty. Musical numbers, you know, song and dance type of stuff ok if necessary, but singing dialogue? Ouch.
This was singing dialogue.
So you can imagine what the rest of the film was like for me to rate it so highly.
I thought Wong kar-wai owned reds and greens but boy he's got nothing on Jacques Demy's production…
I glanced at the back of the Blu-Ray briefly and saw that it was an Eco-thriller of sorts. I really do prefer to go in completely blind, but our neighbours were with us, some wine had been consumed, and I remember Wendy & Lucy being a tad slow and meandering (two of my favourite things, but remember, neighbours + wine...). A thriller was just what the doctor ordered. Everyone likes a thriller.
And we did, for a while.
The story of…
Who wouldn't want to see Colin Firth raise hell in a bar à la James Bond? Ok, so it was in some weird looking slo-mo (or fast-forward?) that seemed like rotoscoping or something, but still, it is Colin Firth given'er against the bad guys! That's 2 stars worth.
And the rest? Oh my.
I never thought I would say this sentence in my life, but The Cat drove me nuts (The Cat being Samuel L Jackson, of course). His affected…
If I were to watch a documentary about Humphrey Bogart I would expect it to tell me about the man behind the actor, how he came to be famous and how he lived with his fame. I would expect stories about how he got this or that part, how he got along (or not) with this or that director, and how he lived as a man. I would not expect, nor would I appreciate, a documentary about Humphrey Bogart that…
It isn't often that I get to say a South Korean thriller disappointed me, but this one did. It truly is a strange bird. It looked like it wanted to be light, with all the silly cops making mistakes and the lead character's being the big gentle hearted bully with the little girl, but all of that didn't work for some reason. I think it might have to do with the way the main character was written: the bad guy…
Not two minutes out of our theatre Jonathan goes on about how they brought down a US President because he had something to do with electronically spying on his adversaries.
Today they spy on every single person in the country (and beyond I'm sure).
Shit that's depressing.
Includes some spoilers (if that is possible with this film)
I could never figure out time and relativity and anything that isn't just linear, so when the characters were on a planet where every hour spent there was worth a decade in time back home my head was spinning a little.
As the film went on, though, it clicked. I understood it for the first time. Thanks Nolan. It felt like 8 hours but actually took 4 hours to watch…
I'm going to compare this to what I assume Sex in the City was like. I've never seen an entire episode of that show. I tried, just to see what the fuss was about but I could never go beyond 10 minutes without tearing my hair out. Much of the delivery in Take Care is what I remember about Sex in the City and yet I quite liked the film. Go figure.
Maybe it is due to the content of…
I'm discovering Johnny To and lovin' it.
When he's being all stylized, man, can he do it. I don't think Vengeance is as great as Exiled, but if I'm being honest I don't think anything will beat that one.
In this one, though, you gotta love the references to Le Samourai, with Costello, a former hit-man from France who comes to avenge the death of his daughter's family. I loved how…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Insomnia is a decent but forgettable thriller. Stellan Skarsgård is brilliant as a cop who can't sleep because of the northern climate's permanent daylight. As the film goes on he plays it perfectly. You can see the lack of sleep not just in his physical presence but his mental one as well.
***** MAJOR SPOILERS ******
Something quite substantial bothered me about the plot.
When the murderer claims he say Skarsgård shoot…