Before I saw this, if you had told me Stanley Kubrick's Lolita is an incredible dark comedy, I would've laughed in your face. I've read the book - there's nothing funny about it. The film adaptation pretty much changes the entire tone of the novel and squeezes every bit of subtle and ironic humor it could out of such a disturbing story. There's really no way to sugar-coat it: Lolita is about child rape and a pedophile who attempts to…
What a piece of work! Patrick Stewart absolutely nails the more subtle points of Macbeth's mind in crisis. Kate Fleetwood gives a beautifully vampiric performance as Lady Macbeth, and their timing is so masterful. Just a joy to watch.
Director Rupert Goold has made some strange choices, and as usual I find the witches to be the weakest part of the show. The tone of the film shifts bizarrely when they are on-screen - in fact they break out into…
In my life I have only hated three movies, one of which i've never seen.
In saying that, Last Days certainly looks great but it reads like a rather awful christmas episode of Eastenders, on mars, with Liev Schreiber.
Shot on video, Last Days might have sunday afternoon success on TV but for the most part it's a weak collection of worn out lines and truly flaccid characters that you wouldn't even find working in the gift shop at the museum of pockets.
Perhaps it's the old problem of a vision which was far bigger than the budget.
Wonderful, hilarious, gross, ABC's is an absolutely brilliant cinematic experience.
ABC's gave 36 Directors a letter of the alphabet and carté blanche and the result is a diverse, boundary-pushing collection of films which will pull you through every emotion (most at the same time) and leaves you with that, "WTF have I just watched?!" feeling.
Film industry needs projects like this to fend off the Twilights and the Reboots. ABC's proves that there IS still originality out there and although…
Here's what I thought was gonna happen. So, basically, I had this scenario in my head all worked out, all planned out to perfection. I put the DVD into the DVD player. I sit on my couch. I press play (I wasn't even able to do this, the movie just fucking started without going to menu first). I watch the movie, a lumpy frown plastered on my face. The movie plays on. My frown slowly turns into a smile. My…
Incredibly moving documentary, told through the eyes of Kevin's friends and family with lots of actual footage (including the terrifying slam itself).
This film has many depths, an amazing tale of professional snowboarding's rocketing progression into massive amplitude with multiple spins and double/triple corks; sobering you with just how life-threatening that progression has made it.
It's an inspiring survival story tempered with the sadness of change that can't be undone. Of how a family pulls together when needed most, of…
“Do you want to hear a scary story?”
“Um... do you?”
“So, there’s this disabled kid...”
“This isn’t scary.”
“It gets scary, so there’s this kid...”
“What’s wrong with him?”
“That’s... not a thing.”
“He’s sort of lumpy.”
“You’re a terrible person.”
“...and he drowns.”
“A terrible, terrible person.”
“Then his mum comes back and kills all the kids that were responsible for this death, then they kill her.”
“Okay, getting better.”
“Then one of…
I like Tim & Eric. I like Tom Goes To The Mayor. I like Tim & Eric Awesome Show (Great Job!). I follow them both on Twitter. I'm a fan.
And I hated this. HAAAAAAAATED it.
I'll be honest, for perhaps the first half-an-hour, I thought this had a chance. The laughs weren't huge, but they were there, and when the pair engage in a frantic swimming pool rescue/wrestling match with Zach Galifianakis, the movie undoubtedly peaks.
And then, slowly-but-surely,…
Shit, maybe even 4 1/2. I won't pretend that I wasn't in an emotionally weird place going into it, and as a result found even the opening titles (records with the lead singer visually removed to focus attention on the background singer) emotionally affecting, which is why I'm hedging on that half-star. But regardless, this film does amazing work of creating space around a single subject while giving each story space to be its own thing, neither forcing it into…
When Harry Met Sally is one of my all time favorite movies, so I feel like the romantic comedy genre has the potential to produce some truly original and stunning pictures. I wholeheartedly believe Celeste and Jesse Forever continues in that tradition: to present real and flawed characters, make you like them, and force them to live life the way normal people live it. I don't know how this movie manages to feel so realistic when the scenario is basically…
To make matters worse I watched this on a small aeroplane seat screen and it had been poorly censored, including dubbing and cutting.
“I’m looking for the captain's BRAINS. Has anyone seen his BRAINS? … They look like little girl BRAINS, if little girls had BRAINS.”
Um, good work.
“I can’t believe you just used the F word.”
That’s right, sister. I did.
The censoring was so obvious it was funnier than the film, in retrospect; while watching…