Monday, April 22, 2013 - 09:41
Spring Breakers left me conflicted more than any film in recent memory. As an aesthetic encounter, the film is suitably impressive – packed with gorgeously lurid, neon-tinted visuals and a narrative that liquefies past and present into a gooily immersive experience.
Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:26
Here we are again. At the end of another year. A year that inevitably will be described as the best/worst/middling year ever by the hyperbolic internet machine. All I can say is that for me 2012 was a sensational year of film watching. It was the most interesting and successful year of film since maybe <insert random year here>.
Monday, December 24, 2012 - 12:52
I've seen a fair few bad films over the past 12 months and I can unreservedly say that Peter Jackson's first Hobbit film, The Hobbit: Part One: Chapter One: Prologue: An Unexpected Journey
, ranks among my most unpleasant cinema experiences of the year.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 17:14
Ben Affleck's third directorial outing, Argo
, is a remarkably effective and efficient Hollywood concoction based on the true story of CIA agent Tony Mendez and his elaborate scheme to get 6 Americans out of Iran during the hostage crisis of 1980.
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 17:34
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 15:20
God Bless America - Bobcat Goldthwait's attempt at sharp social satire - sadly ends up being a toothless, left-leaning wet-dream of an experience that revels in the vacuous culture it is simultaneously trying to critique.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:59
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a loud, furious, intense, chaotic, messy and ultimately exhausting end to what is undeniably a pretty amazing trilogy that has redefined superhero cinema in a way that makes all the Marvel efforts seem juvenile.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 05:58
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 20:36
I have a good friend who is an avid trailer junkie. His appetite is voracious and when he finds a great trailer an excitable group email is promptly sent. Many times have I stood outside a film with him and heard the comment, "Yeah, it wasn't as good as the trailer".
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 05:59
The word 'epic' gets thrown around a lot in these hyperbolic times but there really is no better word to express the scope and ambition of GANGS OF WASSEYPUR - a 5 and a half hour, Indian gangster film that spans 70 years and follows one crime family through 3 generations.