Wonder Woman

A lot of good things about this, even though I didn't love it quite as much as others obviously have. The opening section is one I loved. The colours and action put me in mind of Christopher Reeve's Superman, and took me back to my childhood. The training sequences set up Diana's combat ability for … Continue reading Wonder Woman

The Christopher Nolan thing

I've long believed that Christopher Nolan has no clue as to how to write female characters. But it seems he's solved this problem by choosing to make a film with no female characters in it. OK, I lie.  IMDb lists two female characters. TWO. The first is 24th on the cast list, and she's a nurse. … Continue reading The Christopher Nolan thing

Umi yori mo mada fukaku – After the Storm

Another slice of domestic Japanese life seen through the lens of director Hirokazu Kore-eda. In many ways this is nothing new from the Japanese director, yet at the same time it is a different domestic arrangement which provides the backdrop for the narrative. Uncontrollable natural elements force together a broken family and we end up … Continue reading Umi yori mo mada fukaku – After the Storm