I had to break off my around the world trip for March because I'm just not going to finish it. The final straw being a flu/virus type thing that I came down with today that probably wouldn't take too kindly to a Polish 1950s existential drama.
So comfortable rewatches it is - and it's Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Again. For the third time. And I only saw it for the first time back in December.
I have to say…
15/30 - Sweden
Why don't you tell us what you really mean, Ingmar?!
Bergman sticks his boot firmly in the arse of religion in The Virgin Spring, giving it such a gargantuan shoeing that I'm surprised it survived at all. Unfortunately, it did, but you have to hand it to the chap for giving it a shot anyway. Considering this film was made in the very early 1960s,…
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…