What the fuck even is a Martin Campbell? How on earth can one dude be responsible for the two absolutely remarkable action feats that are GoldenEye and Casino Royale, yet on his off-day(?) curate some of the most mind-bogglingly awful films I've ever seen? Is this even reality? So many questions.
What is seriously going on here? The Protégé seems to be as much a mystery to me as it is the rest of the internet. The Wikipedia page details…
✨mild spoilers below, but if you haven’t seen this film, this shouldn’t jade the experience in any way.
I grew up in the pool of people who watched The Last Crusade considerably more than they did Raiders, which was probably thanks to the more light-hearted tone the third film brings. Because of this particular raising, my viewings of the first Indiana Jones instalment were few and far between, with a lot of my knowledge of it coming from the LEGO…
It’s been an hour since I finished Poltergeist.
Shit’s grown on me.
Although not particularly terrifying, inherently scary, blatantly disturbing, Poltergeist is a very methodical and unique take on the paranormal genre. Being one of the first of its kind, there was a lot of room for the creative team to interpret these supernatural ideas freely and without preconceived expectation. With a cast of actors that are all as equally surprising in their ability, this piece is almost an endearing…
The only way this film had a budget in excess of £1 million would be to pay a fucking football star to be the best character. We should normalise bringing films that appear to be shot on a Kodak disposables to the cinema - there's certainly some charm there.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels feels very similar to a lot of Ritchie's later work (which makes a lot of sense) yet doesn't fail to entertain in both similar and…
I could be wrong, but I think Christopher Nolan has certainly the reached that point in his career where, even if a newly released film of his is remotely underwhelming, he cops a ridiculous, and I mean ridiculous amount of slack for it. Mind you, this is based purely off of what I’ve heard from friends, read in newspapers and seen from you lot on LB in regard to Tenet.
So of course, I went into my session last night…
The sense of immersion felt when watching Nomadland is second to none. If you can be bothered to pay attention and give an in-depth character study with no obvious structure, plot, or many real narrative elements the time of day, you will find that this is one of the most masterful pieces of cinema in recent years. First of all, I feel lucky to have been able to watch this at all, because I think it is too pure, too…