Tense, moving and fascinating. With both Issac and Dunst giving very… MoreTense, moving and fascinating. With both Issac and Dunst giving very strong performances, Mortensen was the true highlight as the husband on the run with his wife. While the characters of Chester and Rydal showed competition over Colette, I was always routing the former despite his bad deeds. An impressive script and the well chosen actors/actress result in a decent directing debut for Amini. One of the best films I've seen so far this year.
Whilst visually stunning, Rick Baker's make-up as well as the… MoreWhilst visually stunning, Rick Baker's make-up as well as the performances from Jolie and Copley are the factors that really save this film. With the potential in losing the audiences attention and the slight tediousness from certain supporting roles, this unnecessary re imagining of a Disney classic only just survives with the few strong positives.
While it delivers some decent laughs, the remainder of the film is… MoreWhile it delivers some decent laughs, the remainder of the film is pretty much a reminder of the humour and content from the American Pie films. Both Seth Rogen and Zac Efron pretty much played the same roles as they have done in previous work. If neither of these matter to you, then you may have a good time watching this.
The second instalment in Von Trier's Depression Trilogy is a real… MoreThe second instalment in Von Trier's Depression Trilogy is a real highpoint as the provocative director presents audiences with one of his true masterpieces. Kirsten Dunst pulls of her career defining performance as she flawlessly presents a central character who struggles with depression, which ultimately ruins the most important day in her life: the wedding day. To make matters worse, a planet called Melancholia heads towards the planet and doom is inevitably going to fall upon mankind.
Forget about any ideas of cities full of panicking people or over destructive natural hazards for which one person or family amazingly survives despite all odds. Here we focus on the emotional struggle Dunst has with her depression. Then there's Charlotte Gainsbourg, whose character attempts to both handle supporting her sister and the stress of knowing Earth will be destroyed.
'Melancholia' is a beautifully made film which left me both amazed and emotionally moved throughout every moment. Despite a few factors which may affect the attention of some viewers, they shouldn't get in the way with how much Von Trier does right.
Von Trier returns with his latest feature with provoking intentions.… MoreVon Trier returns with his latest feature with provoking intentions. This time we are presented with a blue movie which doesn't follow the same rules. Even though there are explicit images, there is context behind them and a decent story is created. Part I truly stands out with it's bizarre yet dark humour and ingeniously makes the topic of sex link with both music and fishing. Along with the performances of Gainsbourg and Martin in her debut, Volume I is easily the stronger out of the two parts if you can understand the humour and deal with the scenarios which are visually and emotionally disturbing.
Volume II lacks the humour of its predecessor. Instead it succeeds in… MoreVolume II lacks the humour of its predecessor. Instead it succeeds in presenting more provocative ideas for which Von Trier fans would expect and be satisfied with. Charlotte Gainsbourg takes the stage as the pure focus in this volume and truly gives a fearless performance throughout all scenarios both her character and the viewer are forced to endure. With Willem Dafoe and Jamie Bell providing decent supporting roles, the second part does have noticeable strengths. Whilst Volume II maybe harder for viewers to stomach, it also suffers from occasional drag and potentially affects the audiences attention. Von Trier brings a unique closing point to the Depression Trilogy which truly highlights his intellectual film making. Gainsbourg also succeeds in earning the title of being one of the bravest actresses around.
Were you left disappointed and annoyed by the 1998 version? Never you… MoreWere you left disappointed and annoyed by the 1998 version? Never you worry anymore for the King of the Monsters has returned with a vengeance.Even though 'Gorjira' may not appear as much as people had hope, those few moments he does are jaw dropping and are more than worth the wait.
Despite the unsurprising strength in the characters and relationship… MoreDespite the unsurprising strength in the characters and relationship between Garfield and Stone, it's a real shame the web slinger cannot stand alone with so many broken legs. With hit and miss visual effects, a below mediocre story and disappointingly weak villains, these errors severely outweigh the only real positive: a couple of good performances.