See - this happens when you have the worst nightmare neighbours. I was in the middle of writing of review for this (until my laptop crashed); so all I will say is Rodrigo Sorogoyan is definitely someone to keep your eye on. The Beasts is bleak yet baggy but also nerve-wrackingly good. Is that a word? It is now!
Why yes, I did see Patrick H. Willems's video on Bollywood - how did you know? Pitching Sholay as an epic western-cum-musical-cum-comedy is not giving the film enough credit. It sounds like a mess of parts, but you have got to remember that Sholay was big for India as Star Wars for America - and only Bollywood could get away with accomplishing such a task. Sholay is an entertaining and glorious display of shoot-outs, horseback chases, musical numbers and board…
Everything Everywhere All at Once 2022
This has the attention span of a fucking Smosh sketch; with all the fatigue and misery as that implies. I wonder how many followers I will lose for that sentence alone?
Strange Days 1995
Part of my 52 Films by Women Challenge! (27/52)
My only gripe with Strange Days is that it's such a missed opportunity to not use the song 'Strange Days' by The Doors. Bad luck Bigelow, I give your cult classic an A-. Minus that cruel factor, Strange Days is an utterly spotless piece of science-fiction. From the very first shot, told from the point-of-view of a bank robber where his heist goes badly wrong, the level of skill needed to…