Revolution (1985)

Rewatching for my The Complete Pacino list. Where to start? Let's start at the end. Why on earth would you cast Annie Lennox in a film and then have her voice dubbed when her character sings a song? In fact, everyone seemed to be dubbed or ADR-ed at some point, and accents wandered all over the Atlantic. … Continue reading Revolution (1985)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Well, I didn't get on with the first of these films, but I read many people saying this one was even better, so I had vaguely raised hopes. But it looks like you have to have liked the first one to think that this one is better because I thought this was even more tedious. … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Ah-ga-ssi – The Handmaiden

I wasn't expecting to laugh as much as I did in this tale of grifters, oppression and eroticism. Director Chan-wook Park has reframed this story from Victorian England to 1930s Japanese-occupied Korea, and it looks gorgeous. It's clever in the way it uses flashbacks and replays scenes from different viewpoints, gradually letting the audience in … Continue reading Ah-ga-ssi – The Handmaiden