This was more like a sad song to dance to at a wedding than anything else. Watching this felt like a 1975 song – from a poet called “Marty” dressed in an oversized suit, to Tyler lighting the wrong end of her cigarette. Matty Healy, eat your heart out. They’ve conceptualized you again!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“A life without The Beatles is infinitely worse.” My life after watching this film is only marginally better.
Yesterday, I watched Yesterday. I had been looking forward to this film more than any other of recent years; this band is and always has been my favourite source of music, lyricism and interview banter, so obviously my hopes were sky high. While the music sounded brilliant projected through a two hundred-seater cinema, the characters paled in comparison, and while the initial…
BEST WRITTEN FEMALE CHARACTERS – 1/10
FIGHT CLUB - MARLA SINGER
“Her philosophy of life was that she might die at any moment. The tragedy, she said, was that she didn’t.”
Fight Club may be the best film of the nineties, but Marla Singer is the best character ever created.
The best individuals in film are the ones who would make you cross to the other side of the street if you ever saw them in real life. Marla Singer…
BEST WRITTEN FEMALE CHARACTERS – 3/10
THE NEON DEMON – JESSE
“True beauty is the highest currency we have. Without it, she would be nothing.”
Picture a child’s dollhouse. Everything is plastic and utterly beautiful, but totally inert. This film feels like a shell, but one that was a deliberate construction. Of course it’s superficial. Isn’t everything nowadays? And isn’t that the point?
Jesse (Elle Fanning) plays an American sweetheart from the suburbs, whose dream is to be seen as…