Thursday, 28 June 2012


A technically proficient homage to the great Russ Meyer that looks like it may have been made as a bet.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Guard

The kind of film that relies on razor sharp dialogue suffused with a dry crackling wit. Unfortunately this is the one area in which the film is sadly lacking. Oh well. 

Sunday, 24 June 2012


An extremely faithful adaptation of a dialogue heavy, slow-motion existential collapse. Not really sure whether this is a good thing or just heavy, staid and pretentious.

Friday, 22 June 2012


The masterpiece that sparked a tidal wave of shit.
Better than every summer blockbuster spawned in its wake, the vast majority of them by a gargantuan margin.


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Iron Sky

I didn't really think, I just heard the words "Nazi moon base" and immediately set about procuring and watching.
It's funnier than I thought it would be and includes a massive Nazi moon base.

The Disappeared

A serviceable effort focussing on the absolution of guilt via helpful ghosts.
Essentially a bit of wish fulfillment for the suddenly bereaved.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Four Flies On Grey Velvet [4 mosche di velluto grigio]

Argento steps back up to the plate for film number three with a funk drummer as the main character, an explanation of the title that is as brilliant as it is tenuous and camera work that on occasion made me gasp in wonder (best falling down stairs sequence EVER).
As for the ending, well. This is how films should end.

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

I can distinctly recall my 13 year old self watching this and failing to be impressed. Now I see a riot of inventive set design, characters actually developing during the film and green screen action sequences that, despite obvious joins, genuinely thrill. Held up next to today's CGI cartoons this is some kind of masterpiece. It shouldn't be this way.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Perrier's Bounty

A genuinely good soul has a bit of an unremarkable bad time with an incredibly theatrical criminal underworld.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Killer Elite

No where near as good as it should be, just torpid dialogue smeared across insipid action set pieces that aren't even as good as this poster.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

An explosive celebration of quirky kids, cynical adults and the colour yellow.
Fabulous in every sense of the word.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Awakening

Flips listlessly between is/isn't a ghost story such that by the time it got round to the revelatory reveal I thought to myself 'great, that means it should end soon'.

Monday, 4 June 2012

My Neighbour Totoro [Tonari no Totoro]

A hopelessly slight storyline is easily forgiven because the entire film appears to have been hewn from a massive chunk of raw magic.
The child liked this one too, how could she not?

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Top Cat: The Movie [Don Gato y su pandilla]

The death of cinema continues apace. Whereas I can't pop over the road to watch the new Wes Anderson movie, I can pay to take my child to watch a fucking Mexican Flash animation.
The child of course loved it, I almost spat in her face when she told me so.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Mimic [Director's Cut]

Not as good as you remember.