Don’t forget to select your favorite films!
For a movie that primarily puts slot A into slot B I am somewhat surprised I am hailing this as not only one of the greatest action genre pics ever made but one of the greatest cinematic experiences for the last ten years. That common phrase we use so often of 'They do not make films like that anymore'(after watching a cult classic such as Cliffhanger or Robocop) can be struck down after watching this 90's infused, often surprisingly tender…
Fifty Shades of Tame, as it should be labeled, didn't make me enraged like I thought it might. What it did serve to do is remind me that too many people on the planet are as superficial as the characters on screen. How this poorly written piece of soft core erotica becomes one of the biggest financial hits of all time is beyond me. In a fortnight when more obscure films such as The Duke of Burgundy and Love is…
Jeff Wadlow needs his behind kicked thats for sure as his take on a subversive satirical superhero movie is disappointingly weak. Violence without moral consequence and despite some neat set pieces there was too much high school mucking about and not enough Jim Carrey. And not really enough of kick-ass or Hit-girl in action either. tacked on predictable ethics education at the end too.
The door is left open for a sequel, but a fresh approach is required if Kick-Ass does not want to become what it originally intended to satire and homage.
Much of Stoker garners a supernatural tone, even dare i say it, a Lynchian feel at times. It is said to have subtexts surrounding adolescence and sexual awakening and although beautifully shot I really didn't 'get it'. It turns into some hokey, misguided homage to film noir type films and murder mysteries with De Palma-esque edges that frankly makes the film a bit of a boring mess come the final narrative twist.
Despite some interesting symbolism and ideas about how…