I often forget to log comedy specials I watch, but this filled me with warmth. This was recommended in the New York Times Watching-newsletter, and realising Torres was behind the SNL The Sink, Papyrus, Diego Calls His Mom, The Actress and Wells for Boys-sketches made this a must. This special is a combination of all those sketches - sweet, weird, perfectly paced and utterly hilarious.
I'm well aware I am annoyingly hypersensitive, but at least 90 per cent of the first 20 minutes of dialogue of this film is negative, and it carries on. Piss-taking, passive aggression, sarcasm, snark, ribbing, moaning - it's a tidal wave of negativity that I hadn't expected when I picked out a cheesy feel-good film to watch. I would have turned the film off at that point had I been watching it on my own, I was hugely tempted.
This is getting massively shat upon on Letterboxd, but I loved this. I grew up tall - had to undress yearly in front of "growth doctors" to make sure I didn't grow uncomfortably tall - was always in the same spot in school photos, next to the teacher - was always sat in the back in class because I needed a bigger desk - have worn European size 44 shoes since age 12 - have never learned to walk in…
What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.
For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…