Skyfall has much to boast about.
One of the finest cast's the franchise has ever had, an Oscar winning director calling the shots, and the ever awesome Roger Deakins making sure every frame looks it's absolute best.
Craig's rough and ready Bond thrills while Bardem brings on the camp with a performance both hilarious and weirdly unsettling, treating audiences to a viscous yet playful villain who will surely go down as one of the best in Bonds 50 year run.…
An extraordinary work of horror. Disturbing, bleakly funny, and achingly beautiful in equal measure.
Excision has planted itself firmly on my all time favourites list, i adore it, and I'm sure many will feel the same, probably about the same number as those who will be repelled by it.
Would make a great double bill with one of my other horror darlings, May (Lucky Mckee, 2003).
This is just one of those movies that reaffirms my love of the horror genre, if something like this comes along once a decade i will happily sit through endless sequels and remakes just to get to it.
It look's different, sound's different, and no one goes to Mars. Yet aside from what are largely surface details, what we have here is a limp dicked, sanitised retread of the original.
People kept telling me it looked good, that it was visually something. Well, ok, the CG is up to a reasonably high standard, but the look of the world is simply cherry picked from better movies. Wiseman fails to inject any originality into the film, I'm not sure…
Ok, let's get this out the way quick. Yes, there are similarities between Dredd and The Raid, but it doesn't matter.
If The Raid cuts with surgical precision, Dredd is like blunt force trauma straight to the skull.
The film is hard as nails, peppered throughout with the old ultra violence, there is humour, and a great villain in Lena Headey's MaMa.
Pete Travis makes sure that Dredd leaves it's mark, the film has a style all it's own and…