Years ago I was convinced against my wishes to watch an FF movie. It was terrifyingly cheesy, somewhat fun and … slightly addictive.
Unusually for me, I saw FF6 in a packed theatre (my favourite theatre: Vue in Angel: Screen 3… the one without the old marshmellow stain onscreen) and it was the perfect movie to see with a good crowd with several loud raucous laughter moments, some real shock and another moment at the end (no spoiler here) where…
I've always meant to watch this, but I never seemed to have the opportunity. I love Samuel L Jackson, and he's very cool in this.
The weird thing is that I had this creepy sense of déjà vu all the way through, and my wife kept looking up from her knitting and saying "I think I've seen this before". When I pointed out Busta Rhymes as the awful comedy sidekick, she said "We've had this conversation before", and I suddenly…
It's true, I only just saw Minority Report now. The past decade has vindicated some of its futuristic predictions while other parts of it have dated rather badly, but it's just a fun cinematic ride, so I was happy to watch it that way.
Overall, it's rather shaky. The chief problem here is that Spielberg doesn't handle film noir very confidently; his obsession with grand American family themes, classical heroes, and neat endings doesn't really click well with a story…
Martin McDonagh’s debut feature is a profane black comedy about those two perennial Catholic obsessions - guilt and sin. Two foul-mouthed Irish hitmen are sent to Bruges following a botched job and ordered to wait there until they receive further instructions. The film’s chief success comes in this brilliantly realised central pairing that is a perfect marriage between script and performance.
Colin Farrell plays the grief stricken, Ray - a cocksure and frequently inappropriate Jack the lad who made a…
I'll see any move that opens with one of my favourite femme fatales, Ashley Judd.
Great to see the chiseled scot bashing his way through another couple of hours and Morgan Freeman exactly where he should be yet again, but my review is a bittersweet one.
Historically, "USmAsterbatory" epics are always expected before going war and at this time we have suddenly seen a change from (always) the USA fighting off external forces (aliens and robot aliens) back to earth.…
Close-up on Seagal's angrying brow. Closer. Closer. Epic score for a stroll down a street. Jump-cut tourettes. Seagal is Russian. Longest knife fight ever.
So many people need to be embarrassed about this film. The score seriously has to be heard to be believed. Is this Russian folk music for the gun fights?! Seriously what is this shit.
This film is perfect. A great story about a great story teller, well-told.
I usually loathe Tim Burton's films, because I have a terrible reaction to grotesqueness. His usual love of grotesqueness is present in Big Fish, as is Helena Bonham Carter, but don't let that fool you. He is unusually restrained in this beautiful, heart-warming and emotional fantasy.
I don't mind admitting that I had tears rolling down my cheeks at the end. Normally I'm pretty hard to move…
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The Garden follows the unique story of a huge 16 acre urban garden in South Central Los Angeles, farmed by the community, that was threatened when local politics got in the way.
The most bizarre thing about this documentary is seeing the aerial shots of the garden. It is gorgeous. Flanked on either side by acres and acres of warehouses and poor housing divisions, this huge swath of greenery makes you wonder how it ever…
"Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?"
"Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"
For what seems like the hundredth time, a movie has broken my brain. And it feels brilliant.
Up until now, this was simply 'the creepy rabbit movie' in my mind. Of course it's still partly that, just with the phrase 'simply amazing' added to the front of it. Because, well, it just is. There's that opening, presenting a seemingly normal scene but still managing…
I love this film. Going a year or several months between watching, and watching in a different frame of mind inspires different reflections.
Most recently, the café/diner scene pissed off the feminist in me, and there were more statements on the state of life throughout that I'd not engaged with before.
Toni Collette, Paul Dano and Abigail Breslin all play their roles exceptionally well. Perhaps I should list the whole lead cast.
Little Miss Sunshine is an easy lighthearted watch…