In brief: After 40 minutes in, it felt like there wasn't much left for the film to cover. All of the intrigue is ushered into the opening half of the documentary, but can't sustain itself until the end. It's certainly an interesting story and the internal politics (with a lower-case 'p') of the world-famous Bolshoi are fascinating to learn about. I quite liked how the documentary takes a fly-on-the-wall approach to the story-telling,…
In brief: Sure, it's not Tarantino's best movie to date. As one of the few people who seems to really rate Django Unchained very highly in his catalogue of superb movies, I wouldn't even go so far as to say that The Hateful Eight is his best western. But it has a glorious finale, some fantastic twists and turns throughout the plot, and of course it looked stunning.
Wow what a revelation. Apparently black people can be racist of white people, white people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of hispanic people, white people can be racist of middle-eastern people, middle eastern people can be racist of hispanic people, hispanic people are nice, white people can't be racist of white people.
Those same black people can be nice to white people, those white people…
I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.
I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him with his wonky face, but I never realised there was…