JamesM has written 2 reviews for films rated ★½ during 2022.

  • The Dark Wind

    The Dark Wind

    ★½

    A new low for producers dumping something with zero thought or care; this was clearly shot with a wide aspect ratio in mind (probably 1.85:1, considering the standards of the time), but it was released on DVD in 1.37:1 . As a result, the boom mic is visible in countless shots (I'd estimate over half of the movie), and in many shots, the upper edge of the screen is obscured. They couldn't be bothered to do some basic cropping.

  • Dying of the Light

    Dying of the Light

    ★½

    Peak example of idiot producers sucking everything interesting out of a film to make it appeal to a wider audience. Mostly boring but not worthy of scorn up until the end; it becomes outright awful during the last 10 minutes.