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  • Stoker 2013

    ★★ Watched 24 Jun, 2013

    There could have been something to this dark film about India, a misfit girl (Wasikowska) whose secret family history is unbound following the death of her father, but director Park Chan-wook refused to get out of his own way, overloading the film with a hyperactive camera, an overbearing level of CGI that never quite manages to enmesh itself with the live action and a collection of somewhat pointless transition gimmicks. Through the cold, calculated muddle, Mia Wasikowska emerges as the…

  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 Sep, 2013

    Alan Rickman's already-eccentric performance is pushed over the edge by many of the scenes cut back into the film, but honestly, nothing can tarnish this gem of 90s serious-cheese. The director's cut does add depth to the formerly stiff, by-the-numbers proceedings, shedding particular light on some of Mortianna and the Sheriff of Nottingham's relationship.