Archive for April 2018

16 posts from 07 to 29 April 2018.

  • V for Vendetta

    I love the credit to Anarchos Productions Inc.

  • The Death of Stalin

    The Thick of It transplanted to Soviet nomenklatura. Funny and horrifying.

  • L.A. Confidential

    Old school film noir about corrupt cops in Los Angeles (as the name implies). A bit too clean for my taste. Nearly as good as Chinatown.

  • Fast & Furious 6

    The one with Luke Evans as the villain. 20 min to stupid car chase.

  • Suicide Squad

    Yet another childish comic book adaptation. This one suffers from a lack of plot and too much Will Smith.

  • Transcendence

    Neo-Luddites vs Singularity-level AI. Who will win?

  • Stay

    Stylish take on the insanity POV genre. This film is a visual masterpiece. The range of camera trickery and editing skill is staggering.

  • El cadáver de Anna Fritz

    Some films show all their ideas on the title. This one does it on the synopsis.

  • The Number 23

    Joel Schumacher does a thriller that promises but fails to raise above mediocrity.

  • Jagten

    A great film for our times. Paranoia leads to witch hunts which lead to wrecked communities. A great companion piece to Doubt.

  • Paycheck

    Standard John Woo film. Shit blows up while stuntpeople do increasingly crazy stuff.

  • Jurassic World

    Someone watched the previous films and said “What if this was much more violent but still sold for kids?”. Doesn’t hold a candle to Jurassic Park 3.

  • Alice in Wonderland

    If being befuddled and lost while pretty colours parade around my eyes and Alice gets PG-naked several times was the point, this has achieved its purpose.

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Lots of exposition to make sure you remember the last one. No major retcons that I noticed.

  • Cowboys & Aliens

    What the hell was this about? Did they get the cast together and then came up with a script on the spot? What’s the point of having a testicle-shivering amount of talent without a plot?

  • City of Ember

    Goddamn fantastic cast doing jack shit to elevate this to beyond young adult fantasy for kids. Teens saving their world, that turns out to be a Fallout Vault with more incompetent people. Martin Landau and Bill Murray have a lot of fun chewing the scenery.