Archive for Release Year: 2017

17 posts from 04 September 2018 to 04 April 2017.

  • Life

    The first part of this made me think this featured a truly alien alien! I started thinking about Solyaris and everything.

  • Ghost in the Shell

    I though this was supposed to be an adaptation. Turns out to be a bog standard modern sci-fi blockbuster.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Following all Disney properties, this is a completely safe film, all the rough edges sanded out, which turns a supposedly magical story into an anodyne cultural artefact. A mere husk, dead on the inside.

  • Alien: Covenant

    If Prometheus is like the The Phantom Menace, this is like Revenge of the Sith.

  • Perdidos

    This is a remake of Open Water 2: Adrift. It’s better than it sounds, but I haven’t seen the original.

  • The Assignment

    Here’s a 40 years old script that feels ripped from the virtual headlines.

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    State of the art visual effects. Testicle-shrivelling details.

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    This is a worthy spiritual sequel to The Fifth Element.

  • Dunkirk

    A truly cinematic experience that eschews dialogue and characterisation for Stuka sirens and Hans Zimmer horns.

  • mother!

    Aronofsky does Rosemary’s Baby. Requiem for a Dream of pregnancy.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Not so special K. A worthwhile sequel to a classic.

  • Peregrinação

    A road movie set in the Age of Discoveries. The main character travels through Asia in search of wealth and prestige and ends up shunned by the royalty.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Fancy-pants light Holmes that makes a competent film out of a great plot.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    From the director of In Bruges comes some fucking film about all the shit going down in America. A bunch of dipshits talking crap and fucking themselves up mutually.

  • Leviano

    Hipster bullcrap. A low rent Spring Breakers.

  • First Reformed

    Taxi Driver meets Silence. The light political stuff is mild, but you can see the Paul Schrader speak through it. Travis Bickle’s youthful rage has turned into elderly depression and sadness for the heirs of his generation.

  • Malapata

    A demo reel for Hot Jesus. A box ticking enterprise. Not even worth it to finish the