Archive for March 2023

11 posts from 04 to 26 March 2023.

  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

    David Lynch produces a Werner Herzog film. It’s much weirder than you can imagine, just full-on craziness.

  • Hitman

    This is a just 2 or 3 stunt pieces wrapped in the thinnest of plots. It would barely cover a single game mission. A flimsy excuse to see Olga Kurylenko naked.

  • The Hateful Eight

    More like the hateful two: Weinstein and Tarantino do 2 and a half hours of soliloquies about the Confederacy, then 30 minutes of blood-soaked shootouts for the ratings, but finally both Yankee and the Rebel join forces in reining in the real threat: the only female character. She gets slapped around hard, but is finally lynched, and all agree it was good.

  • Collide

    The original Gone in 60 Seconds, but with plot. Baby Driver without rapists. Not even worthy of Saturday afternoon viewing.

  • 3000 Miles to Graceland

    What the hell, why is this a The Matrix ripoff in the first act? There’s slow mo shootouts complete with waving capes, lookalike music, elevators. Then it turns into a generic 90’s action film, where two of Elvis’ illegitimate children quarrel over 3 million dollars.

  • Knives Out

    Hot damn, that’s a nice modern detective story. Just like most modern plots, it incorporates the detective into the plot itself, even though our Kentucky Fried Poirot bills himself as a dispassionate, cold, calculating observer, seeking only the truth. In the end, all is good, even after all twists, double twists, and even untwists. The butler did not do it, in the attic, with the morphine injection.

  • Around the World in 80 Days

    The silly adaptation. Fogg is still a upper class twit, but mostly the distracted type, always with his head on the books. Passapartout did rob the bank of England, but just to return stolen artefacts, so it’s fine, a kind of Elgin marbles situation. Monique is a struggling artist forced to wait on other twits like Vincent Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec.

  • Freaks of Nature

    Warm Bodies, but crazier, it’s the whole kitchen sink. Zombies, Vampires, Aliens, Werewolves, but also teen romance, jocks, stoners, and nerds.

  • Stigmata

    What a goddamn mess. A 90’s The Exorcist, radical and shit. Hideous in every way. It just ends, no payoff for our suffering girl. Just a stroll in a garden.

  • The Nice Guys

    What a great film, I love how everything fits together. It’s really funny, the dialogue is full of zingers.

  • Jack Reacher: Never Look Back

    Well well, Bourne with a family. But Reacher is still the noir anti-hero, a complete asshole who respects no one, we are supposed to root for him.