If Striking Distance wrapped up after its opening fifteen minutes, it could easily have been a five-star actioner. I can't deny that the opening act car chase set piece is really effective, exceptionally well put together and very organic and tactile in that it's all composed of great stuntwork. But, sadly, this film goes on for another eighty minutes and it's not pretty. In fact, on the whole, this film is truly terrible, but I can't force myself to disregard…
It is common knowledge that the soul of comedy lies in rewatchability. Name me one comedy you loved and never want to see again. Exactly. For me, though, there is one extra notch where a comedy gains in value - quotability, if that's even a word. And in that respect, What We Do In The Shadows would definitely qualify as one of my favourite comedies. It's filled to the brim with great lines, some of which I have even incorporated…
Every single idiot hoping for a zombie apocalypse 'because it will be so cool' should be assigned to have a sit-down with "The road". Brutal, gritty, dull and depressingly sad, this film is probably the closest to what would actually happen in the event of shit hitting the proverbial fan. (Edit: though it has nothing to do with zombies, but a planet dying in a mysterious but straightforward fashion). It's never an easy watch and it does kick you in the stomach more than once, but it is simply a masterpiece.
Disclaimer: I think I should start by apologising in advance in case I lose decorum at some point and devolve into spouting profanity.
When I first watched James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy, I liked it a lot and thought of it as Star Wars for the modern adolescents. It was nothing like other comic book adaptations and was quite self-contained and it wasn't bogging itself down with tying the film to other entries to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It…