A very un-Woody Allen feeling Woody Allen film but a highly enjoyable one all the same. There's a bit of a Strangers on a Train vibe going on in this story about two brothers who get roped into a murder by their uncle. What follows is an interesting exploration of the rationalisation and justification of murder by one of the brothers, and the unending guilt and depression of the other. A very dark film but one that I found rather effective.
I'm so happy that this is good. And it's not just good, it's really really good. It's the first critical success for the DCEU, and more importantly, it's the first example of a successful female superhero film, following the failings of Elektra and Catwoman in the 2000s. Wonder Woman succeeds as an exciting action movie with beautiful locations and epic battles, and it gets the comedic elements almost perfectly. Seeing Diana Prince in the real world struggling to adapt is…
For the Love of Spock is a beautiful and intimate portrait of a great man. Directed by Leonard Nimoy's son Adam, it features interviews with all that were close to him with lots of wonderful anecdotes and info that fill in the gaps in public knowledge of him. It's an all access pass as we see private photos and videos of the man and his family and it's all very personal. I loved when the interviewees referred to him as…
I first saw this about two years ago and was largely unimpressed with it. I've since seen some of Wong Kar-Wai's other works (Happy Together, 2046) and liked them a bit so I decided to revisit this.
It's pretty phenomenal. It's gorgeous, delicate, mesmerising; there's so many superlatives you could throw its way. It says so much with so little. The music is excellent: a lovely minimal refrain that repeats throughout and a wonderful selection of 60s music.