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…
Aka Jimmy McNulty Sees A G-G-Ghost.
The main problem with The Awakening is that it is such a straight-down-the-middle completely unremarkable ghost story that writing a review for it is very hard indeed. There really is so little of note in this film both on positive and negative fronts.
There are no surprises here at all. If you've watched a fair few ghost story films then you have seen this film…
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…
A few weeks ago, somewhere deep within the bowels of Letterboxd, I made a comment below someone's review of Miller's Crossing where I said that I wouldn't be surprised if, were they to ever come up with a scientific theory regarding what makes the perfect film, Miller's Crossing turned out to be that perfect film.
For years I was pretty convinced that Fargo was my favourite Coen Brothers film. Even though I remembered thinking Miller's Crossing was great and loving…