I am not totally convinced that we are in need of yet another film about The Krays. And I would love to see Tom Hardy take on a completely different type of role. But in the meantime, this has gone on my watchlist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzkTbO78L5k
Yay, let's get the gang back together again! Only this time, the 6 superheroes we assembled before just aren't enough, so I know, let's add even more! And we can throw in a few cameos too, just so that we've rammed every spare frame with either an Avenger or a buddy! I did enjoy this while … Continue reading Avengers: Age of Ultron
At times very funny, at times sad, and at times quite horrific, this surreal film is ... well, surreal! There is much that does make the viewer reflect on existence, on aspects of humanity, on death and life. It uses a bland, washed-out colour palette which matches the dead-pan delivery of much of the dialogue, and … Continue reading En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron – A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Last month Cornerhouse and I reluctantly ended our long-standing relationship (it wasn't my doing; Cornerhouse decided it was time to move on)Today, I began a new relationship with HOME, as Manchester's new 5 screen, 2 theatre building opened its doors to the general public for the first time this very day. Entering on the ground … Continue reading Welcome HOME!
A great cast, an interesting story and an intriguing setting should make for a good film. So how can it end up so ordinary? I don't hate this as much as some, but it needed a big pair of scissors taking to it. It's too long (the first 15 minutes could easily have been done away … Continue reading Child 44
Honestly, I've watched 3 different trailers now and they're all rubbish. Either that means the film is also rubbish, or the trailer editors need to be fed to the raptors. Chris Pratt just seems to be playing the same part as in Guardians of the Galaxy. And it makes me nostalgic for Sam Neill.
Beautiful Mads Mikkelsen straps on a holster, loads up his Winchester and primes his cheekbones for a showdown with the guy who done killed his family. It has some gorgeous visuals which make it a pleasure to watch, but beyond that it's actually a formulaic revenge Western with one-dimensional characters, predictable plot and some minimalistic … Continue reading The Salvation
No, I won't be going unfortunately, but some of the films in this year's line-up have been announced today and here are the ones that I'm particularly looking forward to once they are eventually released to mere mortals (probably next year, if we're lucky). The opening film is La Tête haute, directed by France's Emmanuelle … Continue reading Picks from Cannes 2015
Outrageously violent and yet still fun! Delighted to see that Keanu still has it, and he certainly takes no prisoners here - everyone pretty much gets shot in the head until his mission is accomplished. There isn't much plot, so don't expect anything deep and meaningful. Great overhead shots of New York City. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AUmvWm5ZDQ
I came across this idea on Letterboxd yesterday, and thought I'd give it a go. The idea is to select a list for each of the 30 criteria given, then watch them (obviously!). Compiling the list has taken a lot longer than I thought; I could have watched a number of films in the time … Continue reading Film Scavenger Hunt