Just beautiful. I can't decide if it's life affirmingly brilliant or depressingly sad but it all feels so very real.February 27, 2017 at 09:16PM
Films rated as I see them
The scores mean something like the following:
5 - Outstanding, 4 - Good, 3 - Alright, 2 - Not so good, 1 - Bad
(C) - Cinema, (D) - DVD, (T) - TV, (R) - Recorded from TV, (I) - Internet/Xbox, (S) - Sky, (B) Blu Ray
Probably the best comic book film of recent years, definitely one of the better Batman (Batmen?) films. It's just a huge amount of fun from the opening studio logos to the closing credits. It occasionally threatens to become too schmaltzy but never crosses the line.
I can't wait to see it again.
There appeared to be no reason (apart from the end credits) to see this in 3D and I wonder if the 2D version also has weird background focussing.February 26, 2017 at 04:08PM
I thought I might like this more away from the expectation and after listening to the soundtrack so much over the last month. However I'm not sure if I did, I still think it's great and was happy to defend it when it didn't go down so well with a lot of the Keswick audience.February 22, 2017 at 09:53PM
Appreciated this a lot more but can't buy the director's comments that we have to put up with so much tedium to be rewarded with the good stuff. The middle 90 minutes could easily be edited down, removing every other irrelevant scene to make a much slicker, leaner and altogether better film.February 22, 2017 at 09:49PM
Festival fatigue set in early for this one, as I sat down I realised I hadn't eaten anything all day and suddenly felt really hungry. That might be the reason why I struggled to engage with this in any meaningful way. It looked like it was a much better film than I was experiencing and think it's one I need to give a second chance at some point in the future.February 22, 2017 at 09:43PM
I'm not sure how well this has aged. It's still impressively made and surprisingly (yet disappointingly) relevant though.
Followed by a Q&A with Greta Scacchi where she provided wonderful and entertaining insight into working with Robert Altman.February 22, 2017 at 09:36PM
Part of the reason I liked the film so much the first time was the slow reveal behind all the grief. Knowing what happened from the start just made everything more devastating. When it got to the "I haven't got anything big to say" scene I wondered if I could actually sit through it again, I did and it's phenomenally good.February 22, 2017 at 09:28PM
One of the reasons why I love film is getting to see parts of the world and cultures without all that travelling malarky. Tanna is a great example of this and it's great to see a glimpse of life on the titular island. Others have commented on how good the non-professional actors were but apart from the leads I thought they seemed a bit off (but that might have been a result of the sound sync problems in this screening). I have to mention the volcano shots just because they are stunning. I wish I hadn't seen the film compared to another famous story because that flagged up how the true story was going to turn out.February 22, 2017 at 09:22PM
All the films shown at the 18th Keswick Film Festival which I've seen but not necessarily at the festival.
...plus 8 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.February 20, 2017 at 06:34PM
It is Trainspotting but it's nae Trainspotting.
I wish I had liked it more, Danny Boyle is definitely one of my favourite directors but this just feels like it's trying too hard. Compared to the subtly of Steve Jobs the visual flairs really stand out here and the overuse of the freeze frame quickly becomes annoying. For me it never came together and feels too fragmented but I did enjoy it and there are many great moments.February 07, 2017 at 10:49PM
Still just as good as it was twenty years ago. There isn't a wasted moment although I was surprised by the order in which things happened as I'd remembered it slightly differently.
I fear watching this again may have damaged my chances of liking the sequel.February 05, 2017 at 08:33PM
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...plus 2 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.February 02, 2017 at 09:43PM