30 June 2012

Bright Star 2/5 (R)

Thought this would be better

28 June 2012

27 June 2012

Hard Eight 3/5 (R)

Disappointing, too slow but great climax.

26 June 2012

25 June 2012

Prometheus 4/5 (C)

Imax 3D. With low expectations from having avoided all the hype I ended up enjoying this more than I thought I would. Messy in places but overall good and getting more convinced by IMAX with every film I see.

24 June 2012

21 June 2012

50/50 3.5/5 (D)

I'd have preferred the other ending.

20 June 2012

The Raid 2.5/5 (C)

It's good but wasn't really for me

17 June 2012

How To Get Ahead In Advertising 3.5/5 (R)

Still surprisingly relevant more than 20 years later.

High School Musical 3 3/5 (R)

16 June 2012

Uzak 3/5 (R)

The Reader 3.5/5 (R)

Britain In A Day 4.5/5 (R)

Brilliant work again. I hope these films start happening on a regular basis.

13 June 2012

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 4/5 (R)

All that good work is still undone by 30 minutes of pointless endings. I wish there was a less than three hour edit of the entire trilogy, think that might be really good.

10 June 2012

The Adventurer 4/5 (C)

Chaplin Comedy Shorts + live piano accompaniment by Darius Battiwalla

The Vagabond 3/5 (C)

Chaplin Comedy Shorts + live piano accompaniment by Darius Battiwalla

The Champion 3/5 (C)

Chaplin Comedy Shorts + live piano accompaniment by Darius Battiwalla

Big Trouble In Little China 2.5/5 (R)

First time I've seen this, perhaps you had to have seen it in the 80s to have grown any affection towards it.

09 June 2012

Cell 221 4/5 (D)

This is good but I'm surprised it won the @keswickfilm festival audience award.

08 June 2012

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 4/5 (R)

Started thinking that the Lord Of The Rings films would have been better as a TV series. This film definitely seems to be split into a number of different episodes.

05 June 2012

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 3.5/5 (R)

As expected I liked it a lot more than I remembered the first time around. Still difficult to see what all the fuss is about (i.e topping public polls of greatest films of all time) and also explaining what my problems are. It gets a lot better once the Fellowship is formed which makes me think it would be a better film overall if that first 90 minutes had been heavily edited down.

03 June 2012

02 June 2012

Brothers Of The Head 3/5 (R)

Ashes Of Time: Redux 3/5 (R)

Beautiful looking but I really need to be more awake when watching films like this to fully appreciate them.

01 June 2012