Friday, 28 March 2014

Aftershock

 
On the up side that's the year's worst movie out of the way, it can only get better from here because it would be difficult to get much shitter. On the down side, I sat through this anal gout. Thanks Eli Roth. You prick.
 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

And Soon The Darkness

 
Two frightfully English girls are cycling through rural France when suddenly they have an argument and one of them disappears. The other must then amble about a series of locations, at a pace that accurately reflects life in rural France, gathering together a series of likely kidnapping suspects until the culprit finally gives the game away by touching her bum.
 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears [L'├ętrange couleur des larmes de ton corps]

 
The usual crazed plotting of Giallo swamped in frequent sudden surges of sumptuous imagery, usually revolving around leather gloves 'n' razor blades, which pushes the whole affair into fever-dream extremes.
 

Patema Inverted [Sakasama no Patema]

 
Astonishingly well crafted anime about the meeting of opposing gravities that would be fucking awesome as a video game and absolutely mind shattering in live action.
 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Wind Chill

 
A fairly standard psycho-stalker tale that cleverly becomes a back-story heavy ghost tale about half way through.
 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

 
An average Anderson.
 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Minority Report

 

A faithfully sleek gleam of Phillip K. Dick future is the backdrop for a daft caper packed with clunky Spielbergisms.

 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Princess Mononoke [Mononoke-hime]

 
There's an endless list of enjoyments to be had from Miyazaki's epic masterpiece. This time round, though, my favourite thing was watching the eleven year old's face crumple with bafflement at all the moral ambiguity being flung about.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Proposal

 
You know you've had a tough week when you find yourself slumped in front of a Sandra Bullock/Ryan Fucking Reynolds vehicle, unable to switch it off, instead succumbing to a weird urge to just wallow in the syrupy shit.
 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Race With The Devil

 
A couple of couples upset some satanists, the plot then stalls and sputters about until an opportunity arises to have a car chase involving a winnebago.