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  • Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    Rewatched 15 Apr, 2014

    "Llewyn IS the cat?"

    been listening to the soundtrack a great deal since i first saw this , so it felt like i knew it a lot better than before.

    My wife complained that he was completely unlikeable and everyone around him was horrible too.. i'd argue that's pretty much the point, combined with a steady stream of near-misses and bad decisions.

    Personally i think it's great, but a 2nd viewing has made me see how it could not be for Everyone..

  • Wake in Fright 1971

    Watched 10 Apr, 2014

    Kind of terrifying, the phrase "killing with Kindness" springs to mind.

    That said, the lead is an unlikeable, arrogant Englishman from the outset, so it's difficult to be sympathetic.

    Some brutal scenes, especially considering it's over 40 years old. Not one for the Australian Tourist Board, that's for sure.

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  • After Earth 2013

    Watched 23 Sep, 2013

    Due to my sometimes contrarian nature, when critics gang up on a movie and give it a good drubbing, i will look to find something positive to say about it- it cant be THAT bad after all, and often the consensus is diametrically opposed to my own opinion - Cloud Atlas, Man of Steel and Prometheus being recent examples that spring to mind.

    So, it was with a trepidatious sense of excitement and anticipation that i watched After Earth, looking…

  • ATM 2012

    Watched 31 Jul, 2012

    Suspension of belief be damned, the 3 protagonists in this film are so stultifyingly stupid, one can't help but shout at the screen in frustration.. Had to fast forward the final half hour out of boredom and apathy.