A film that was not at all what I was expecting, and which consequently took me quite a while to process. I'm still partially doing that, to be honest. What had I been expecting? Well, I'd been half-waiting for Casey Affleck to break my heart for the second time this year. But that didn't happen. … Continue reading A Ghost Story
No doubting from this that Tom Holland is an excellent casting choice for Peter Parker/Spidey. He has youthful enthusiasm and radiates a genuine desire to just do good things for his neighbourhood. Yes, he's dazzled by the possibility of becoming an Avenger but at heart he's just a teenager struggling with the usual high-school stuff … Continue reading Spider-Man: Homecoming
You may recall that I did not like director Luc Besson's previous feature film Lucy AT ALL. But I had seen and heard the reviews, and I do like Jupiter Ascending, so I was prepared to give Valerian a go. Good choice, Marie! Yes there are things wrong with the film, but I had real fun in … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
If someone invites you to talk with them about film on their podcast, and says you can choose the movies which are discussed, then why pick just one Jake Gyllenhaal when you can have two?! In part one of a two-part series on identity crises, The B-Movie Podcast's Adam and I chat insecurity, infidelity and spiders … Continue reading Podcast episode: Who am I, I am me?
Rewatching for my The Complete Pacino list. After the failure of Revolution, it was 4 years before Pacino returned to the cinema screen in this 'thriller'. I recall at the time liking Sea of Love quite a bit, but I was less interested this time around. Perhaps because I knew who the criminal was? Or … Continue reading Sea of Love (1989)