Catching up on a few films from this past year, Maleficent was one of the few movies that came out in 2014 that my wife really wanted to see. Unfortunately, we just never got around to it in the cinema. She's not as into movies as I am, y'see, and I had very little interest in going to see this, so we didn't bother.
Instead, we rented it this evening and I have to admit, it was more entertaining than…
When it comes to documentaries where the subject matter is one person in particular, there are two things to consider: firstly, why should I be interested in this person, and second of all, just how biased is it. Not because there's anything wrong with a documentary having some bias, but it's always worth bearing in mind whenever a film tries to give an appearance of objectivity.
Answering my first question, there's more than one reason to be interested in the…
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…