Josh Trank's follow-up to the interesting and innovative Chronicle is anything but; with a cast with zero chemistry, following a script so painfully contrived with piss-poor dialogue and bastardised characters, leading to shoddy action scenes and woeful visual effects. Dark and depressing; it takes something for you to miss the innocence and charm of Tim Story's duology.
David Lynch operates on a different level to other filmmakers, unafraid to create a short using noticeable multiples of camera shots of the capuchin monkey, with a big mouth filter on the creature, with a blatant old film filter applied over the footage, with over-the-top stereotypical lines from the hard boiled noir films as the dialogue throughout. The result is something void of critique, impossible to determine its purpose other than Lynch did it because he can.
Short Films for a Short Month 2020
A visually captivating piece, Giacomo Cimini crafts a beautiful depiction of the bliss of ignorance in this dystopian tale with Lambert Wilson providing a sturdy lead with a resonating performance for such a grand scale production of two very different and conflicting worlds, expertly imagined by Cimini.
If Infinity War was the culmination of ten years’ hard work by Marvel Studios, Endgame is a celebration of Marvel itself; a chance to spend time with old friends in one last hurrah in a film that gives new meaning to the word “epic”. For that, it is a technical masterpiece, making every single frame count and edited to perfection as Feige, Markus, McFeely and the Russos’ vision is fully realised in this capping-off point to twenty-two films’ worth of story as the universe moves on to a bright and unknown future.
There are few instances nowadays where a film can be classed as an event, but Marvel’s Infinity War, even for its strange inclusion of 4 sub-villains with no previous introduction and the film’s importance likely being retconned within a year’s time, is an event; from the “10” in Marvel Studio’s logo, this has been the culmination of the studio’s hard work that pulls no punches with its heroes for the most noteworthy Marvel film in the studio’s short existence of producing their own films.