As I was sitting in front of my computer this afternoon I realised I was probably the last person on earth not to have seen the latest Bond instalment. My knowledge and appreciation of the classic Bond films may be minimal, but I must admit I'm a fan of the Daniel Craig vehicle. That said, Casino Royale was the better of the two thus far. Many of the archetypal Bond elements are still evident in Skyfall, but Craig's Bond has…
What a terrible movie. Lola Versus begins as a contemporary romantic comedy and turns into a cinematic soap-opera. The only source of conflict between the group of friends that this film centres on is when they destroy their own friendships by sleeping around with each other, which is not only lazy writing but a big "fuck you" to the audience. It is almost impossible to sympathise with these awfully promiscuous and almost vacuous characters, making it a very hard watch. Maturity here is nonexistent.
There have been instances where I've stood up at the end of a film I've seen at a theatre and applauded its brilliance. This is usually ignited by fellow audience members doing the same. To be honest, I never used to understand the act if it was a public screening and the cast and crew weren't present. However, my one-dimensional mind has allowed this custom to seep into my consciousness.
Bearing that in mind, I very rarely stand up and…
The last decade has seen a rise in trend for commercial sci-fi thrillers, most of which aren't just big-budget, but well written pieces of cinema. Inception led the way, but Rian Johnson's latest film Looper joins this club by not only knocking our socks off but knocking us out altogether. Looper is a cleverly and meticulously crafted film.
In the future, time travel is a very real yet very illegal activity. It is only used by the highest criminal organisations.…