Promises not to be sentimental, then proceeds to be sentimental to an almost nauseating degree. The film spoofs are tremendous fun, but Olivia Cooke and RJ Cyler especially are criminally underused. The adults threaten to steal the show, with Molly Shannon in particular giving a surprisingly moving performance. Thomas Mann has a face like a wet blanket. Involves a joke about Dutch Eurovision winners Teach-In, which I proper LOLed at. This is what happens when I wait to review a film for two weeks.
You know, you always dream of having a private screening at the cinema, but then when it happens, it's a pretty terrifying experience. The airconditiong at Vue Islington makes a really weird noise, at several times during the film there was someone panting over in a dark corner. Unsettling stuff, especially during a kids' film.
Then again, I cackled my way through this film, so it was probably for the best that I saw this on my own. It has…
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…