Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Beautiful Boy

What is intended to be an emotional powerhouse ends up as middle class whinging over a teenager insistently being a dickhead toward his Dad, all ending with a little cry and a shrug. Dull.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019


Finally they got one right. Just the first five minutes alone had eight year old me squealing with idiotic glee at the fall of Cybertron. So, so, so right.
The teenager thought Hailee Steinfeld was cool, but didn't care much for the giant robot.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Almost Human [Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare/ The Death Dealer/ The Executioner]

More trailblazing Italian cinema this time from the poliziotteschi genre with all the cop action pushed to the background and the morally reprehensible but compulsively watchable bad guy given centre stage for his mayhem.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Iron Man

I decided to rewatch all the Marvel movies prior to Endgame. When I first saw this it was a throwaway origin story, now it's difficult to not see everything as stage setting which in turn renders Jeff Bridges bad guy as, at best, distracting but embeds everything else with a shimmer of excitement for what's to come.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

The Favourite

As someone who struggles to enjoy historical period pieces how good must one be for me to consider it excellent?
This film is the answer.

Friday, 4 January 2019

The House That Jack Built

A Von Trier mouthpiece in which he holds forth on the grander ideas behind art, artists and artistry all presented in his usual hard nihilistic tone. Arty.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Bird Box

A Quiet Happening Mist Place.