Nick has written 7 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Rememory

    Rememory

    ★★

    For anyone who wonders what Black Mirror would be like if episodes were overlong, dull and trying too hard. Dinklage does his best, but the script lets him down.

  • Double Date

    Double Date

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So. A virgin sacrifice is required for the climax. But a complicating factor has been added because one of the antagonists has developed feelings for the virgin and no longer wants to sacrifice them.

    There's a very obvious way of then fixing the problem so that the other antagonist will no longer want to sacrifice them either, but the film managed to miss that completely.

    That the film doesn't address this in any way is the biggest weak link in what is an otherwise serviceable film (it's not fantastic, but it's not terrible either) and nearly had me knock off a further half-star for it.

  • Cover Girl

    Cover Girl

    ★★½

    Rita Hayworth on a vast stage. Gene Kelly dancing with himself. Phil Silvers provides the comic turn. Charles Vidor directs in glorious Technicolour. And yet, somehow, this film is less than the sum of its parts.

  • The Hurricane Heist

    The Hurricane Heist

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The highlight of this film is probably when the storm's eyewall magically vanishes after killing all the bad guys. Some top meteorological accuracy there. 🤦‍♂️

  • Logan

    Logan

    The conversion to black and white has variable results. In some parts of the film, it adds weight and atmosphere. In other parts the picture flattens out, and/or it obscures the action. Ultimately, it's nowhere near as successful as the Fury Road conversion, and while it's interesting to watch once, I couldn't recommend the film be watched this way by choice.

  • Heroes Shed No Tears

    Heroes Shed No Tears

    ½

    There is only one reason why anyone would choose to watch this film. It is directed by John Woo.

    This is not a good enough reason.


    The film is terrible from start to finish, with no redeeming features whatsoever. Nothing makes sense. Scenes happen and stop happening and lurch to the next without anything resembling a visible or logical transition. The tone is all over the shop, from drama, to something resembling comedy, to tragedy and what would now be…

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★½

    It's a wonderful film.