3/30 - Japan
It says here that Ichi The Killer is 129 minutes long. Not hours.
So how come it felt much longer? I am a fan of Takeshi Miike but from the films I've seen from him, generally it seems I'm in trouble when he decides to do something longer. The only exception to that would be Gozu, a film I regard as something of a minor…
2/30 - Ireland
Calvary is a film of necessary misdirection. It is also almost certainly a film that, should any more evidence be required, cements Brendan Gleeson as one of the greatest screen actors of the last 20 years.
The way Calvary starts out, with its startling and frighteningly performed opening scene, in itself isn't enough to dampen the belief that this is going to be yet another…
There's an LL Cool J quote that would be relevant here. Hello again.
I'm well aware this is Letterboxd, a social network site that was created for people to talk about films rather than their personal problems and woes, so much of what I'm about to say may seem irrelevant and strangely out of place to those of you who, for some reason, stick it out and decide to see it through to the end. If you decide to do…
I think that The Shining is, outside of one of its major plot points, a pretty good name for this film. It's a shining example of why no filmmaker should feel obliged to as closely mirror a book as possible when doing an adaptation.
When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, Stephen King famously decried it, saying that it hardly resembled his novel at all. Quite often since then people have suggested that King simply does not understand cinema, an opinion…