When you hear a film is going to be about a teenage girl having an affair with her mother's boyfriend, 'Fish Tank' immediately springs to mind. While in 'Fish Tank' it was an occurrence that brought the film's drama to a head, it wasn't the main premise of the film. Here it is, and it's a dangerous premise - it could easily go so very wrong, but I enjoyed this film incredible amounts.
Bel Powley is absolutely captivating as 15-year-old…
I just discovered the existence of this film last week: a film about teenagers spending the last days of their summer holiday at their favourite burger joint in 1965, before they all go their seperate ways to college, drafted to Vietnam, off who knows where... I was blown away, how had I never heard of this film? Was it going to be like 'Dogfight'? Or 'Diner'? 'American Graffiti'?
Well, I'd never heard of this film because it's mind-blowingly terrible.
What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.
For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…
Do you judge the film, or the book? I tried to judge the film on its own merit, but kind of failed. I suppose the good news is, the film in better than the book.
I'm not going to lie, I looked forward to seeing this - how often do you see a book by a woman about a woman, adapted for the screen by a woman, and then directed by a woman. When the director is Sam Taylor-Johnson, I'm…