I stumbled across this film randomly — I believe looking though Ethan Hawke's Wikipedia surrounding the hype around Boyhood and saw that he was in this little film.
But it's not a little film at all — based on a Robert Heinlein short story, this yarn combines all the things that I'm fond of: time travel, sci-fi, retro nostalgia and some other things that I'll let you discover yourself.
I originally rated this three and a half stars but I've…
Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant? The answer is yes and no. The original Anchorman was a perfect storm of comedy filled with great characters and ridiculous gags. Yet, as we’ve seen with other comedies from Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, the mix of outlandish characters and improvised comedy does not always create a classic, and so it proves with this…
Today my four year old son got his first Lego set. It was an Arctic Explorer's snow mobile.
With eager anticipation we opened the package together and spread out all the pieces. My annoying adult instincts immediately took over, making me reach for the instructions.
So we started building and after correcting him three times he said: 'Dad, I want to build it'. I looked at him, saw the ten million possibilities in his eyes that weren't in the instructions…
This film made me cry. I miss my dad. He shouldn't have died so soon.
If your dad is still alive, you might find this a little slow and melancholy. The happinessometer never quite gets above 3, but it's a lovely and gentle celebration of grief, loneliness, and love. There's a nice underlying message throughout that it's really never too late to wake up and start savouring life.
A loathsome, self-congratulatory and stunningly unbalanced fluff documentary from two very public atheists.
Reprehensible, irresponsible and probably damaging to their cause. They give airtime to some leading Christian and Muslim authorities, but do a Fox News hatchet job with the editing to make their opponents arguments seem weaker than they actually are. Why is that necessary?! These people are arguing for the existence of a literal intelligent creator! How hard can it be to debate them sensibly without resorting to…
Jim Jarmusch’s latest may feature some familiar vampire iconography, whether it be the pallid anti-heroes or their thirst for blood, but Only Lovers Left Alive is as much a lament for the death of art and culture as it is about a centuries old love story. It is also the director’s best film in years, a haunting and hypnotic mood piece less interested in clever plotting and more about its heady nocturnal atmosphere.
Tom Hiddleston stars as Adam, a vampire…
When a Director decides to tell the story of a man who made a difference, in the way that Alan Turing did, the responsibility to tell the story, accurately, intelligently and with the utmost respect for the man, the situation and the legacy that he left behind, is almost an impossible one, well done Director Morten Tyldum.
I was lucky enough to get a ticket to see The Imitation Game the same night that it kicked off the BFI Film…
This is my third viewing of 2046, and I'm still not ready to review it.
I wanted to show it to my Son while he's up on Christmas break. Before we started it, I mentioned to my wife that I thought there was a Christmas scene in 2046. Duh! This is at least as much of a Christmas movie as Die Hard!
I've now seen, in order, 2046, In the Mood for Love, 2046, Days Of Being Wild, and 2046.…
A visually stunning, almost story-less set of loosely connected set pieces that roll one to the next. Tati's physical comedy likens back to the Harold Lloyd films that I love. I swung from laughing hard to finding myself bored. Playtime takes patience and focus—or not. It seems like the world: even if I weren't watching, it all probably would have happened just the same anyway.
Slightly weird and pointless retrospective of a small cross section of video game history.
I think you'll have a better time drinking a beer with your mates and prompting "Remember Barbarian on the Amiga? That game ruled."
I may be slightly biased, but any gamer documentary that doesn't mention the Commodore 64 OR the Sinclair Spectrum is a waste of everyone's time. They didn't even cite Elite. Smdh.
Basically this is just a series of clips from old and new…
It reminds me a little bit of About a Boy but through the lens of the Bill Murray universe. In perhaps the most conventional Murray-led film in a while, it's also extremely accessible.
This is a good thing.
Yes, there's quirky, yes, there is Murray being Bill Murray, and then there is the rest of the cast — Melissa McCarthy plays it straight for a nice change of pace, while Naomi Watts gets to put on a hilarious accent. But…
On the surface, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salò seems like it requires some unpacking, at least for those of us without graduate degrees. Relocating the Marquis de Sade’s depraved novel The 120 Days of Sodom to Mussolini’s northern Italy in 1943, it name-drops Nietzsche, Proust, Ezra Pound, and others as it systematically humiliates and tortures a group of eighteen captive adolescents. But Salò’s goal is not opaque intellectualism for its own sake. Its poetic and literary references, juxtaposed with the WWII…