For all its incredible production design, the scenery is just that: scenery, a backdrop for the film’s characters that seems disconnected to the action in the foreground or the film’s plot.Read more "Ghost in the Shell"
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Well, I guess this Marvel Cinematic Universe thing isn’t going away any time soon. I rather enjoyed the first two Captain America movies, and even the first Avengers film. But Marvel’s superheroes are crowding cinemas so much these days, it’s hard to keep track of who’s who. there were so many comic-book characters in Avengers: […]Read more "Captain America: Civil War"
Did Aaron Eckhart lose a bet? Is that why he made “I, Frankenstein”?Read more "The Bottom XI: The Eleven Worst Films I Saw in 2014"
It’s that time of the year when I look back at some of my favourite films from 2014. Before you start filling up the comments section with questions about why Boyhood, Calvary, Birdman, The Imitation Game or The Theory of Everything are not on this list, it’s only because I haven’t seen them. Most of my […]Read more "The Fluffy Dozen: My 12 Favourite Films of 2014"
I don’t know what it’s all about, really, and I can’t decide if it’s really good or really pretentious … or both. I think it’s about our need for physical contact and love, but it may also be about how some people cannot handle those things. If David Cronenberg adapted a J.G. Ballard novel and then handed it off to Stanley Kubrick to direct, it might be this film.Read more "Under the Skin Gets, Er, Under The Skin"