RSS feed for lobsta

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    ★★★½

    A brilliant example of solidly excellent filmmaking and the endlessly fascinating historical lens. Flipping that idea is a flatness of character and lengthy exploration dullness and harsh realities experienced by the time.

  • What the Health

    What the Health

    Exposes the pitfalls of selective science and problems in population based guidelines, while embodying them in narrative form. Will preach to the converted and be unfairly dismissed by critical eyes and the rationalists. Poor examples such as the emblematic "miraculously cured" undercut a well thought out critique of American guideline advice. Other examples appear supportive until examined. Funding issues are common within the field so is it any surprise to see food research funded by food companies? While skeptical review…

Popular reviews

More
  • Django

    Django

    ★★★★★

    Holy Fuck! If there is a cooler film than this I'd be gobsmacked (If any I'd suspect the French, 'Here's lookin at u Melville'). I don't think the film could have been more tailor made for entertaining me with the blending of the bloody Italian horror aesthetic and western genre that I've slowly begun to become familiar with. I do seriously think that my learners knowledge of 30-40-50s westerns and Italian film played a seriously big part in appreciating it…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Whiplash (my pic for this years best) captured and took me for a ride very similar to how Gravity managed to, it was so engaging and investing that it's percussive tremors completely infected my day afterwards. I found many other similarities with Gravity beyond the cinematic experience, such as the relatively straightforward story that focuses around the 'simplicity' of its elements. Where here Teller's Neimann cuts near everything of his life to achieve his focused goal and confrontationally appease his…