'80s kid with a particular love for '90s cinema.
Favourite genres are Crime, Thriller, Sci-fi and Western.
Expected this to be more emotional than it was, the most wrenching scenes coming whenever Emmanuel was involved. The sheer plethora of scenes involving the solidarity and cameraderie of friendship, for me, too often detracted from the central struggle and the impact being abandoned by a mentally ill parent.
I also found some of the dialogue within these scenes completely out with the tone and feel of the rest of the film.
Cracking vistas, predictable plot points, and CG boulders abound in possibly Paul Greengrass' calmest work, technically.
I'd love to praise it fully, but for me Westerns are all about good imagery, ensemble casts, and amazing gun play. And while News of the World does possess elements of these, it does not present them in a fresh or even overly interesting way; the exception being the Erath vignette, which - alongside the (albeit predictable) ending - was a high point.
Surprised by the negativity around this one. I'd been waiting a long time to see it as the logline sounded intriguing and played to my proclivity for a good crime thriller. Looks like the budget was quite low but I was impressed with how much they wrung out of it to be fair, would disagree with anyone who says this looks cheap. Cinematography and direction are fairly solid and given it's Raymond's first feature, I'd be keen to see what…