"No woman can truly love a man who listens to Phil Collins."
Words to live by.
A coming of age tale with a boy, a girl and a band trying to make sense of their place in the world.
Hints of 'Almost Famous', helpings of 'The Commitments', a cracking soundtrack and an object lesson in how to write from the heart.
I think the really sobering thing about watching this film in 2016, is it seems just a given.
That a police officer would shoot an unarmed man.
That a white man would shoot a black man.
These names are it seems no longer worthy of a film.
They are now just news article in our 24/7 news cycle. A cycle that numbs us with the regularity of such events.
That this is now the reality of our society is the most damning indictment on who we are and have become.
Thomas the Tank Engine on speed, set on the island of Sodor (aka the world) covered in snow.
Just like the actual Thomas the Tank Engine stories, this needed more engines to make it interesting. Percy, Toby and maybe James would have made it more enjoyable. Not Gordon though, because he's a prat.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If you know Cormac McCarthy's work you probably know what to expect, and don't need to read on.
Ridley Scott directs. Excellent lineup of actors.
Like a Cormac McCarthy novel, this movie frustrates, irritates, enlightens, resonates, horrifies, and ultimately lingers.
Not a joyful experience by any means, and some of the monologues run up their own bums. The first 60 minutes verge on the turgid, and trying to figure out the motivations of the characters, and therefore a reason to…