Thursday, 28 July 2011

Herbie Rides Again


Dismal Disney cash grab with the old 'evil property developer' plot recycled once again and Herbie's prescence shoehorned in via a series of flimsy contrivances. Apalling.
Charlotte's verdict: Mint.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Brazil


Exudes a timelessness that comes from recreating a fifties vision of the far flung future in the eighties with thirty years of hindsight at your advantage.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Hobo With A Shotgun


A loving homage to the kind of eighties exploitation schlock that always failed to deliver the level of sleaze promised by some impressively lurid cover art.
Only this delivers in fucking spades.

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-Sec [Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec]


Although admittedly enjoyable here and there, the film is tinged throughout with a sadness that the once great Besson is now lowered to unfocussed Jeunet pastiche.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Season Of The Witch


For the entire film Nicholas Cage manages to look like he only woke up ten minutes ago and is now vaguely baffled as to why he's walking around in a video game about witches.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Julia's Eyes [Los ojos de Julia]


Very accomplished film making wrapped around nonsensical scooby doo plotting.

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Tree Of Life


Depending on who's watching this, it's either going to be;
(a) a long-winded over-pretentious perfume commercial or
(b) a mesmerising existential study composed of a collage of beautifully captured scattered memories.
It's (b) for me.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Jonah Hex


The only real positive to this is that it's short.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Cave Of Forgotten Dreams [3D]


A loving document that goes on a bit because it's of something incredible you would never otherwise be able to see. All with the finest use of 3D so far as an added bonus.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The Blood Beast Terror [The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood]


The excitement garnered from reading the title far outstrips that generated by the film itself in which Peter Cushing visibly strains to maintain his dignity as he investigates a series of murders perpetrated by a giant moth.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Splice


Frankenstein via Cronenberg.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon [3D]


Like taking a walk in Michael Bay's mind only to find it's a fucking disaster in there and that the man needs to be put down.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Silent Running


An idiot savant gardener promotes crazed hippy nonsense and on occasion gets quite intense about it. IN SPACE.