29 January 2008

No Country For Old Men 3/5 (C)

Failed to see what all the fuss was about. It was good but not great, perhaps another case of expecting far too much from something.

Paranoid Park 3/5 (C)

25 January 2008

The History Boys 3/5 (R)

I think that the original play would probably be better as this feels far too 'stagey'. It also seems strange hearing Alan Bennett's words coming out of young boys' mouths.

19 January 2008

18 January 2008

16 January 2008

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford 3/5 (C)

Loved the last hour but the rest of the film didn't do much for me apart from look fantastic.

15 January 2008

I'm Not There 4/5 (C)

I ended up really liking I'm Not There but I don't know why. I was literally nodding off at the start, often struggled to understand what was going or even follow the chronology. There were several points when I'd happily have had the film end but it just kept getting better and better. My knowledge of Dylan is probably limited to Don't Look Back and so I enjoyed Blanchett's sections the most. Had I known more about Dylan then I suspect that I'd get even more out of the film.

10 January 2008

Shrek The Third 2/5 (D)

Oh dear.

05 January 2008

Spiderman 3 3/5 (D)

Better than I thought it would be but still too much squeezed into one film.

Beowulf 3D 3.5/5 (C)

Surprisingly good although I imagine it would be a bit flat if not in 3D.

04 January 2008