31 October 2012

Donnie Darko 5/5 (D)

Still brilliant a decade later.

28 October 2012

27 October 2012

Coraline 3/5 (C)

Outdoor screening at City Park, Bradford

Page Eight 3.5/5 (R)

Magical Mystery Tour 4/5 (R)

Still amazed this originally went out as Boxing Day TV.

26 October 2012

24 October 2012

21 October 2012

Ruby Sparks 3.5/5 (C)

The Queen Of Versailles 4/5 (C)

Carlos 3/5 (R)

Difficult to make an attachment and therefore feel much investment in the story. Might have worked better if it had been told in reverse.

(Not sure which version this was, screened on Film 4 in three 2ish hour parts)

20 October 2012

17 October 2012

16 October 2012

15 October 2012

13 October 2012

10 October 2012

Looper 4/5 (C)

Looper is a good film, possibly a great film but definitely over praised. It's nowhere near as smart as I thought it was going to be or perhaps should've been. Wherever The Matrix comparisons came from (they are mentioned in nearly all the reviews but never attributed), there is no real basis for them. There are more obvious comparisons to other time travel films such as The Terminators, 12 Monkeys, Donnie Darko or even sci-fi-noir such as Blade Runner. My initial disappointment will probably have faded by a second viewing with lower expectations.

I also started thinking about the general state of films. If a good film like this is getting five star reviews then it only highlight how poor the three and four star films are at the moment.

07 October 2012

Jaws 5/5 (C)

It took a cinema screening to finally realise just how great Jaws is.