Though Marcel Ophuls has clearly done his research and assembled some fascinating interviews, his methods are deplorable. His ambush journalism has no merit; he surprises many interviewees, asks them loaded questions they can't answer, and then uses their image when they ask not to be filmed. His smugness in such scenes is sickening, grinning wildly as he spooks people. He goes after everyone from former Nazis to post-war intelligence officers who don't have perfect recall of an event 40 years…
What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic had survived until the present day?
Six professors: a biologist, an anthropologist, an archaeologist, a historian, an art history teacher, and a psychologist sit in an unfurnished living room, celebrating the departure of John Oldman, their colleague. They sit and and become his audience, as he reveals to have lived and traveled the Earth for 14,000 years- experiencing various cultures, changing with the times, unaging.
They sit, just as we do, as…
Barbet Schroeder has made some good movies. He delivered an Oscar for Jeremy Irons in the stunning "Reversal Of Fortune" and has a knack of telling interesting thought-provoking stories.
"Murder By Numbers" is exactly what it says it is. It has a clever premise of two young high school kids who think they've committed the perfect murder. It's no secret that this is what CSI the tv show has done for anyone interested in criminal investigation and frankly I find…
Murder By Numbers looks like a generic thriller and is indeed a generic thriller but that rather saddened me as I watched it. The film holds a lot of potential. Inspired by the true crime of Leopold and Loeb the movie is a cat and mouse game between Detective Cassie Mayweather (Sandra Bullock) and two bored rich kids, Richard (Ryan Gosling) and Justin (Michael Pitt) who commit a murder just to see if they can get away with it.
Oh dip...I didn't know they straight-up remade The Equalizer one month later. Although, the Chloe Grace Moretz thread is replaced with a beagle puppy, thus immediately improving the acting side of things. Too bad, they didn't include the company baseball scene...I wanna see John Wick tracking down fly-balls.
Talk about a film quickly and easily getting its viewer behind the main character's mission. As soon as the break-in transpired, I thought to myself "I'm in...kill everyone, kill 'em all".
Wild Card is probably the most interesting Jason Statham January release in years: the remake of Burt Reynolds’ Heat is a more dramatic role for the usually gun-toting badass. And even more peculiar, it is directed by longtime action director Simon West: so I can see why many people were upset with the outcome. Plenty walked in expecting a balls to the wall action flick and instead got a mediocre drama about a gambling addict’s quest to escape sin city.…
Jared: " You need to sleep..."
Melanie/Wanda: "...sleep with me..."
And this, ladies and gentlemen, sums up this movie... it must have taken a wordsmith of note to come up with dialogue of this intellectual capacity....
Look, who do we blame for the lousy content - Stephenie Meyer for writing this book, or the people that decided it would be a good idea to make a movie based of it? It's no doubt, the Twilight madness engulfed the world and…
How did a film with such a seemingly high profile cast fall so low under my radar?
Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger...everyone in this cast has enough talent and star power that I'd imagine should have created a little more buzz for this movie. Hell, Neeson and Franco's names alone could have gotten this greenlit for a bigger release. I just happened to catch this on accident and it seems like…
7:38pm - Hal's Birthday
My roommate, her cat, and I are all sitting down to watch this together. She’s only seen this once, long ago, so I’m pretty excited to watch it with her. Unfortunately, I left my Blu-ray at my aunt's house so we're having to watch a DVD.
The overture begins.
The picture quality leaves something to be desired.
What are those animals with the apes? Boar? Their snouts move in a weird way which makes me think…
I don't often watch Australian films.
But after watching Animal Kingdom I was excited to see what David Michôd would do next.
And this, Post Apocalyptic, Western, Australian Road Trip, thriller, drama was something I had definitely not seen before.
It's incredibly rich in subtext. Multi layered in it's complexity, and thematic territory, slow paced, but completely absorbing and hooking.
This film may not be to everyone's taste however, it's gritty realism and long takes, might put people off, but…