Month: January 2018

LOGAN [2017] – AN EXERCISE IN CRITICISING MYSELF [SPOILERS]

I didn’t like this movie as much as sati would have liked, which prompted me to watch a few older X-men films, which I enjoyed surprisingly, and then this one again. Several times actually, as I was ignorant to the incredible dialogue, Jackman’s incredible… Continue Reading “LOGAN [2017] – AN EXERCISE IN CRITICISING MYSELF [SPOILERS]”

THE SHAPE OF WATER [2017]

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Written by: Guillermo del Toro (screenplay by), Vanessa Taylor (screenplay by) Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins Surely the one of the most moving films in recent memory, amazingly emotional moments are captured within a story… Continue Reading “THE SHAPE OF WATER [2017]”

SMOKE AND MIRRORS/MAN WITH A THOUSAND FACES (El hombre de las mil caras) [2016]

Originally posted on Cinema Axis. As has been the case for a long time, money makes the world go around. The Man with Thousand Faces is a story about greed, corruption and consequences. One could label this a political thriller for lack of a better… Continue Reading “SMOKE AND MIRRORS/MAN WITH A THOUSAND FACES (El hombre de las mil caras) [2016]”

DETROIT [2017]

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow Written by: Mark Boal Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Eddie Troy,  Just a touch heavy-handed, Detroit effectively gets its rather obvious point across thanks to a sharp sense of suspense and misdirection, and a fantastic turn from an… Continue Reading “DETROIT [2017]”

LUCKY [2017]

Directed by: John Carroll Lynch Written by:  Logan Sparks (screenplay), Drago Sumonja (screenplay) Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston Watching Lucky not long after Harry’s passing feels like a homage to his work. This is especially apparent given the core theme that… Continue Reading “LUCKY [2017]”

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI [2017]

Directed by: Martin McDonagh Written by: Martin McDonagh Starring:Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell It is fantastic to see the forever dependable Frances McDormand as a lead. This instantly means the film is a must-watch. She also has the advantage of leading a fantastic film, and… Continue Reading “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI [2017]”

DOWNSIZING [2017]

Originally posted on Cinema Axis. Everyone’s favourite man of the moment stars in yet another decidedly average film. The concept was interesting, but the execution was… well, tedious. Downsizing is described as a social satire, where people can decide to shrink to five inches… Continue Reading “DOWNSIZING [2017]”

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