After a superb first half you could probably walk from the cinema satisfied with The Place Beyond the Pines. It’s a shame to forsake that satisfaction by witnessing a well laid plan completely fall apart.
In the past week two very different films have premiered that offer completely different versions of the world we know. No, the latest feature from Pablo Larrain and Oblivion, the sophomore film from Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy).
Cinema Jenin is an enlightening documentary account of a tightrope evasion of political, cultural and economic obstacles to resurrect a decrepit Palestinian cinema.
Olympus Has Fallen is the stupid, dark fantasy of backward white trash America that needs another domestic threat to trigger war.
THERESE DESQUEYROUX is an early feminist suffrage text, except instead of the heroine suffering it’s the audience.
The tie-ins to The Avengers and the Marvel Universe add a layer to the story’s context and hero, but Iron Man 3 remains a competent stand-alone adventure.
…a finale that’s so spectacular a health warning should be issued for dislocated shoulders from excessive fist-pumping.
Iron Man 3 is a domestic espionage thriller. It’s a cocktail of everything great about the previous Iron Man films through the sensibility of the seasoned 80s wunderkind.
Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have 5 copies of Threesome Series 1 to giveaway (5 DVDs).
Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have 5 copies of Straight A’s to giveaway (5 DVDs).
Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have 5 copies of Butter to giveaway (5 DVDs).
This is a Vulcan difficult film to fully explore without spoiling; however I embraced the challenge. At the end of Star Trek (2009) we left the crew of the Enterprise “boldly going where no one…
Thanks to BBC DVD we have 5 copies of The Fades Series 1 to giveaway (5 DVDs).
Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have 5 copies of Red Dawn to giveaway (5 DVDs).
It’s a “game over man” moment. It’s as if these people are hoping that their tweet will be some divine intervention that will send you bolting to the cinema door.
Set in the beautiful northern Norwegian town of Hammerfest, covered by periodic complete darkness and light, Mercy is an engrossing slow-burn drama fraught with moral quandary (guilt is a more relevant virtue than the eponymous one, however) and domestic melodrama.
I think I get Harmony Korine’s Springbreakers, but where to start with it?
… even if you beautifully film someone furiously masturbating into a plastic bag you’re still filming someone furiously masturbating into a plastic bag. That’s what Spring Breakers is: a pretty wank.
Thanks to Disney we have 5 copies of Wreck It Ralph to giveaway (5 Blu-Rays).
Spring Breakers won me over because it dared to be different and indulge all-in on a wholly unique sensibility.