Kevin Costner building a baseball field of dreams and receiving ghosts of long-dead baseball players, watching them play in his spare time is not my kind of fairytale. Sorry.
Coach: 'What do you got for me? Make it quick! Make it funny!'
Guy with knife: 'FUCK!.... YOU!'
Coach: 'Jeez, thats disappointing.'
Choosing one's favorite character is always the hardest thing when it comes to Guy Ritchie's movies (followed closely by picking one's fave featured tune). In The Gentlemen my number one champ was Colin Farrell's Coach. The scene where he went all Conor McGregor in the diner with those cheeky lads was an absolute joy to watch.
Oh, my. I went in knowing nothing about the movie (except that it was made in the 70s so it would be good) and expecting a Midnight Cowboy-like yarn from director John Schlesinger. I didn't get the atmosphere of one of my favorite New Hollywood movies but I did get something else. Something completely else.
Marathon man was a 'pleasant' surprise with its downright macabre tone and high body count. The pacing was flawless, the scenes dexterously built upon each…
Under the Silver Lake is no easy movie to review. I had the same issue with it I usually have with mystery movies: the process of uncovering the secret was more satisfying than the solution itself, which led to a non-climactic ending. The difference is that director David Robert Mitchell deliberately left the story threads hanging in the air and presented an obscure ending that answered very few questions, while other mystery films simply lack the creativity to come up…