Unlike Deckard, who just grudgingly went about his job and then drank to forget, only to realise at the end of Blade Runner that something was amiss, K feels he’s something special.Read more "Special K: Blade Runner 2049"
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before you ask, I still haven’t seen Son of Saul or The Lobster or Sully or Sing Street or many of the other films that are making everyone’s Top Ten lists.Read more "Favourite Films of 2016: Part Two"
The sequel to Blade Runner will be called Blade Runner 2049.
As a title, it’s a bit meh ( really, why didn’t they go with Blade Runnest?)Read more "Blade Runner 2049"
Shane Black seems interested in the dynamics between certain kind of men, and less so, the dynamics between men and women, or between women at all. His script for Lethal Weapon pretty much redefined buddy-buddy action movies: it payed tribute to the godfather of buddy films, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid while setting the template (burnt-out hero; […]Read more "The Nice Guys"
Is the financial meltdown worthy material for a comedy? Not just any old comedy, but a comedy from the guy who made The Other Guys and Step Brothers? Adam McKay might not be anyone’s first choice to make a film about the world’s fiscal collapse in 2008, but considering the surreal circumstances on Wall Street […]Read more "The Big Short (trailer)"
Gangster Squad really owes a debt to Brian di Palma’s The Untouchables, another violent based on truth story of lawmen using gangster methods to take down gangsters.Read more "Blood and Guts: Gangster Squad (DVD review)"
I only rented The Place Beyond the Pines because I was getting sick of seeing the trailer, which seems to have been tagged on to every DVD I’ve watched this year. And based upon that trailer, I really wasn’t expecting much. It looked to me like it was a crime-film straining too hard for meaning: I was wrong about that. I was unprepared, therefore, for just how good it is and how hard it finally hits home.Read more "The Place Beyond the Pines (DVD Review)"