The Bad Batch (2017)

Not quite sure what I've watched. And not the follow-up from Ana Lily Amirpour that I was expecting. But Jason Momoa is a fine sight to behold whatever he's in. And he's quite good in this too. Not so sure about Suki Waterhouse. Is Keanu now just filling in his time making creepy cameos in … Continue reading The Bad Batch (2017)

God’s Own Country (2017)

This feature debut from director Francis Lee is quite remarkable. John (Josh O'Connor) is an angry young man for the 21st century - isolated, trapped, lacking in a means for self-expression.  Then Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu) enters his life and forces him to rethink everything. Perhaps Gheorghe verges on manic pixie dream boy, but this I am prepared to forgive in an … Continue reading God’s Own Country (2017)

Final Portrait (2017)

Here's the thing about genius artistic creatures. They're often self-centred shits. And no matter how wonderful their work is, they make difficult subjects for me to watch and appreciate. Mr Turner being a similar case-in-point. Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) is a lauded, talented artist who is constantly sabotaging his own work, treats his wife and … Continue reading Final Portrait (2017)

Tom of Finland (2017)

The images created by Tom of Finland may very well be familiar even if, like me, you know nothing about the artist himself. His drawings have influenced modern culture in many recognisable ways since the middle of the last century, but there is even more to the man that this film seeks to reveal. In true … Continue reading Tom of Finland (2017)