RSS feed for Vishnu
  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2015

    far more interesting from a film-making perspective than i thought it would be, though still not wholly original.
    The floating camera, pseudo-single take made me think of Enter The Void more than anything else. Not a bad thing, but not as ground breaking as some would say.
    That said, the rest of the film was enjoyable, with Emma Stone giving my absolute favourite performance.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2015

    i really loved a lot of the craft here, but there's just something about the over all message (?) of the film - acting like an abusive arsehole is the only way to get those truly great people to unleash their potential - left a bad taste in my mouth.
    That said, I kind of liked how the protagonist himself as an arsehole in his own, driven, focused, way.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★ Watched 28 Nov, 2014

    fun enough, but man, far too long

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    um, i need to see this again.
    Was it arty wank or just art or both? damned if i know yet.
    I'm pretty sure i dug it either way.
    That said it was marvellously cold and i can only imagine the legion of dude bros who were sorely disappointed this wasn't the "Species with Scarlet Johansson" that they may have been expecting.

  • Alien

    Alien 1979

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Mar, 2015

    my first rewatch in a long long time.
    I remember liking this film, though it didn't have a place in my heart the way ALIENS does. But hot damn, is this ever a pretty film. It's just shot to well.
    I now feel stupid for waiting so long to revisit this one .

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2013

    Giant robots. Monsters. Fighting. Del Toro.
    Fuck yeah.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 10 May, 2015

    Second viewing - mothers day edition.
    This time we saw it in 3D (due to the timing).
    3D adds nothing to the film and in some parts acts as a distraction.
    To be fair, the same can be said for almost all 3D films.
    The film itself was still as fun and thins time i think i caught a few little things i missed.
    Lots of fun moments and nice little beats, though nothing that gave me the geek-chills the way the first time the Hellicarrier takes off does.

  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2014

    *The caveat here is that this was my first time seeing the ret-conned post prequel version with Bobba Fett's voice dubbed and the Rmperor's cameo reshot.
    and it sucks.

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Apr, 2015

    The best , most scary, thing since, well, ever? Nope. Well shot, nicely crafty, unsettling at times and, yes, scary? Yup.

    Also, for the first 2/3 of the film that little kid was in a dead heat with the girl from Jurassic Park for "Most Annoying Child on Screen Ever".

  • Monsters University

    Monsters University 2013

    ★★★ Watched 06 Jun, 2014

    While MU wasn't quite the super-charming punching to the feels that Monsters Inc. was, it as far funnier than i as expecting.
    Essentially Revenge of the Nerds by way of Pixar, this was fun enough in an unassuming way.

  • Oblivion

    Oblivion 2013

    ★★½ Watched 09 Jul, 2015

    Yeah, there's a solid 88 minute sci-fi/action flick buried in that 2 hour, 4 minuted bloated mess.

  • True Grit

    True Grit 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2012

    I'm not a huge western fan but this was just so well put together I couldn't help but like it. The small touches of humour mixed w/ occasional splashes of violence the Coens are famous for was present here, and used to great effect.