Well... that was a load of old balls. I know a lot of people seem to like these kind of faux-profound films but, my gosh this was nonsense. There is something vaguely interesting about the central notion that people from different times and places are somehow "cosmically connected" however Cloud Atlas deals with the subject matter in the most banal and heavy-handed manner and when it finally all came to an end nothing more had been elucidated.
The dialogue is…
I appreciated Spielberg's bold approach of focusing solely on Lincoln's efforts in bringing to pass the Emancipation Proclamation, rather than merely chronicling his early career in killing vampires. I'm just glad this lesser known achievement is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
Promising a story that will make us believe in god, Life of Pi reveals its hand very early on in proceedings. Consequently the level of enjoyment and fulfillment available to the viewer will greatly depend on the individual's spiritual inclinations and receptiveness to the central religious philosophies explored herein. For me it was all a little too heavy-handed and self-important with an ending that draws a decidedly explicit conclusion based on rather fatuous and flimsy assumptions. I found that this…
A deliciously acerbic satire on British aristocracy, Kind Hearts and Coronets has been on my radar for a long time and what a pleasure is was to finally catch up with it. Before viewing I had no idea of its plot, but I knew it was regarded as one of the best Ealing comedies and was rated highly by some of my favourite comedians.
The humour is not drawn from 'jokes' or physical comedy, but rather from its unrelentingly witty…