Yesterday, I had the choice of going to see Philomena which was playing at our local village hall (which I've already seen and liked very much) or The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I have been looking forward to for a while now. Unfortunately, we were late getting to the cinema and this was the only thing showing! Not that I was too bothered, I did quite like the original.
However, it was crushingly disappointing.
I am a fan of Snyder…
From the description, I half expected Sidney Lumet's last ever film to be a slightly typical "heist gone wrong" plot. When you read up on the best of Lumet, you see the true classics like 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Network, and so on. My assumption was he tailed off towards the end of his career, and although I was quite interested to see what level of performance he could get out of his main two actors this…
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…