Directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, Hammer’s take on the tale makes wonderful use of the house style, delivering a film that’s eerie but colorful, effectively mixing studio and location exteriors and giving the tale a bit of that old Hammer spice with some romance, murder, and even the jarring utterance of a profanity.
It’s really a shame that Hammer didn’t make 20 more of these Holmes films, but the rest of the character’s canon, lacking the more sinister and…
A bland story. Eye-rolling one-liners. Overt "foreshadowing" that telegraphs plot developments without subtlety or nuance. Roseanne. There's a lot to dislike here.
And yet, the last act, despite being very predictable, is a fun, rollicking finish that somewhat redeems the movie.
I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso Cuarón to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.
Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…