Monday, 30 June 2014


A combination of baseball and hardcore mathematics that proves skilled film making can make even the dullest of topics shine.

Saturday, 28 June 2014


Flashy enough to satisfy Charlotte's child length attention span and enough story to truly engage her thinking mind, so declared awesome.
I'm just glad it's a half-decent trade up from the talking animals I used to have to put up with.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Edge Of Tomorrow

An excellent, taut, sci-fi light show with strong echoes of Philip K. Dick that's just a few minor tweaks away from perfect.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

L: Change The World

Third film in the Death Note series is a shoddy, pedestrian ebola/antidote thriller spun out of the plot twist from the end of part two.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning

A mysterious killer whittles a sizeable cast down to a few suspects, none of which are Vorhees who is reduced to a phantom that menaces people's reflections in mirrors.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

A quarter of a century on and the blend of live-action and animation, whilst certainly impressive, isn't as seamless as I remember. However the level of joy to be milked from the whole affair remains as high as it ever was.
As the credits rolled Charlotte grunted a 'S'alright' before spending twenty minutes cackling at inane bullshit posted by her friends on Instagram, whilst I quietly despaired.

Thursday, 12 June 2014


A radio play with unecessary visuals.

The Wind Rises [Kaze tachinu]

History, autobiography, dreams, life and love all wrapped up and tied together with the ribbon of perfection that is Ghibli's gorgeous animation.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Blue Ruin

A quiet, gentle, everyman revenge tale anchored in place by a superbly bewildered central performance.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Lost

Fucking awful soap opera, about a total shithead, that ends in unnecessary levels of hideous violence.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Benny's Video

The middle part of Haneke's Glaciation trilogy bookended by 7th Continent and 71 Fragments. Does much the same thing as the other two with similarly devastating effect.