The two genre loving Spierig Brothers who mad the zombie film 'Undead'… MoreThe two genre loving Spierig Brothers who mad the zombie film 'Undead' and the Vampire film 'Daybreakers' comes this incredibly well done Sci-Fi thriller adapted from a Robert A Heinlein short story. Scripted with a smart natural flow of energy and insight that focuses on time travel, identity, fate and paradox twists. These brother have proved once again they can make an interesting and thrilling film with an almost ambitious concept creation. All cast members are solid; playing their initial parts to the very thoughtful story and plot. I confess that I may like this film a lot more than Rian Johnson's 2012 Looper which was almost equal in scale and thoughtfulness but not in execution and impact. Nonetheless Predestination is highly recommended as one of 2014's lesser known films.
A lot different from your atypical Marvel outing, Guardians of the… MoreA lot different from your atypical Marvel outing, Guardians of the Galaxy is a very out-there comic book adaptation following the more traditional conventions of large scale Space Opera. expertly crafted by James Gunn packed with such visual splendor, exciting action and such a talented cast to bring out all their unique character personalities within a very diverse and zany world. While this may have been the only comic tent-pole movie I may of checked out this year, I do Highly recommend this very surprising, energetically fun and tremendous achievement that's earned my seal of approval as 2014's blockbuster of the year.
Not as bad as many who made out it was. There are certain sci-fi… MoreNot as bad as many who made out it was. There are certain sci-fi elements within this film I thought worked well along with the visual approach and effort. However this particular film is not without its incredible flaws; hardly enough drama compensate dull storytelling and unlikable characters, not even enough conveniences within the plot points redeem the film much. Overall this is a mediocre film worth watching only for its action, effects, and visual appeal.
What was M. Night Shyamalan thinking when he decided to make this… MoreWhat was M. Night Shyamalan thinking when he decided to make this film. More or less was it really the studio fault for such disastrous casting of talentless actors which is questionable to what type of approach they were going for, The Film is a downright textbook example of how to not make a big budget epic. Scoured with a Horrendous screenplay, Bad Acting, Laughable Dialogue, one dimensional characters, really inconvenient plotting and all too embarrassing quick pacing and how could I not mention the terrible special FX. Pretty much its all surface no substance throughout; ploughing through the popular cartoon episodes in little than 98 minutes. Shyamalan has sunk to an all time low with nothing to gain from this picture alone.
Ned Benson's Outstanding Feature Film debut is a one of a kind… MoreNed Benson's Outstanding Feature Film debut is a one of a kind romantic drama that certainly hits all the high notes as part of American Independent cinema. The film focuses on both sides of a relationship; after a tragic event triggers a brief separation; We then see how this plays out among Eleanor and Conor's personal lives. Beautifully written, there's a great sense of raw emotions that brings out a very natural sense of society within its urban american setting. While the supporting characters play their roles exceptionally the film purely belongs the Outstanding leads Chastain and McAvoy bring out some really touching and sensual character development to their performances. Highly Recommended!!! I'm certain this will be a theatrical hit.
This is a Solid Sci-Fi Action Thriller that the most enthusiastic… MoreThis is a Solid Sci-Fi Action Thriller that the most enthusiastic audiences and sci-fi fans would ask for. Made from a wide range of international & independent producing partners its clear from the get go that the makers wanted this graphic novel adapt something special and worthwhile. The story is a dystopian where the earth is frozen and the only thing carrying life is a large and very advanced train line; which no only house humanity survivors but also a very complex and familiar class system reflecting fascist laws. There's a clear definition of the subject matter aboard the revolutionary stakes lead by Chris Evans and enough exciting actions serving a very smart plot. Even with South Koreans involved their visions have been the most radical defining cinema scopes of the 21st century. Smowpiercer works as both a blockbuster and a cult favourite that I highly recommend.
A very tense and tour de force Australian debut feature. Centering… MoreA very tense and tour de force Australian debut feature. Centering around a man who lost his daughter and begins a new life among Victoria's grand forests whilst befriending a lumberer he believes is behind his daughter's slaughter. Only this Lumberer; is just as flawed as he is not to mention he's gained a daughter of his own. The film has such a fascinating character setup whilst making terrific use of its setting with such stunning cinematography. Add to that the performances are solid which makes up for some truly amazing character development within the plot. Definitely a winner with audiences at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
I must admit I did find this film to be pretty entertaining. John… MoreI must admit I did find this film to be pretty entertaining. John Ridley has shown he can write complex character natures especially from his Oscar winning script '12 Years a Slave'. Whilst I am also have no complaints film-wise towards the casting as well as any factual inaccuracies; the cast solidly played out their parts, the editing was sharp and did add a lot of layers to the character backstories not the mention the soundtrack was also really good. I wouldn't say this film was in any aspect inspiring let alone trying to be incredibly glamorous. This just happens to be an entertaining portrait of Jimi Hendrix and lives up to expectation as a whole without being too special.
Mike Cahill's follow-up to his hugely impressive 'Another Earth'. I… MoreMike Cahill's follow-up to his hugely impressive 'Another Earth'. I Origins follows Michael Pitt's scientist thoughout his life fascinated with the human eye. It then occurs to him throughout his circumstances and research that its possible the eyes are a window to soul. There's a great degree of intelligence and emotion portrayed throughout the film, the actors performances are solid giving their characters the right amount of dimensions. Brit Marling doesn't claim any writing credit here so this is purely Cahill's concept. The very intriguing aspect is seeing where the film's plot will take us along the lines of mixing sci-fi with a sense of spirituality. I must say its very well put off and definitely recommended whether you're familiar with Cahill or Marling's work or not.
Evoking Jeff Nichols' Mud, The Good Life; follows a fugitive father… MoreEvoking Jeff Nichols' Mud, The Good Life; follows a fugitive father and his two sons who've spent their years running. Its the Sons' desire to life a normal and decent life that's the conflict the drives the story within the family relationship. Maybe its just my choice to watch the unusual side of adolescence written out in a radical yet believable situation in a movie like this. Its all within the actor's performances and central conflict that drives the film forward without being sappy at all. Once again you have an impressive film that manages to live up to expectations.