Thoughtful, internalised drama comedy about grief and human behaviour,… MoreThoughtful, internalised drama comedy about grief and human behaviour, it reminded me a little of Moonlight Mile and a little of The Father of my Children. It's exceptionally well acted and beautifully filmed.
Nonsense writing and poor direction, this film that is about 750 hours… MoreNonsense writing and poor direction, this film that is about 750 hours long has but two saving graces: Ben Affleck as Batman who suggests nuance and complexity even though the story gives him either, Gal Gadot who makes a huge impression in about 10 minutes of total screentime.
Episodic but somehow thrillingly so, this portmanteau collection of… MoreEpisodic but somehow thrillingly so, this portmanteau collection of fairy tales (not for kids) is bizarre, gross, funny, idiosyncratic and a heck of a lot of fun. I can also see how it won't be for everyone.
Another near masterpiece from director Jacques Audiard, Dheepan… MoreAnother near masterpiece from director Jacques Audiard, Dheepan grapples many complex plot threads but the biggest ace card are three lead performances which are truly exhilarating. This is quality cinema, both cerebral and thrilling.
Intelligently written, brilliant acted ensemble piece, that brings to… MoreIntelligently written, brilliant acted ensemble piece, that brings to mind films such as Dr Strangelove, War Book and Fail Safe. For a film that mostly consists of people arguing with other and failing to make decisions, Gavin Wood makes the whole thing very cinematic, but also allows scenes to breathe and adds humour, whilst expertly increasing the tension at every turn. A genuine surprise.
Dated, sexist, misogynistic and casually racist, this loose adaptation… MoreDated, sexist, misogynistic and casually racist, this loose adaptation of Poe's The Black Cat works best when sticking to the source material.
A technical masterpiece though the later stages of the film feel… MoreA technical masterpiece though the later stages of the film feel grossly misogynistic in parts, Vertigo still looks fantastic on the big screen, the abrupt ending still shocks, and that score is simply stunning.