Okay so you have some time to kill and you don’t what to waste your time watching crap on TV. By the same token you’re knackered after work or whatever and you can’t be bothered with some arthouse horseshit where you’ll spend a week wondering if you understood the subtext or even worse… a documentary … Continue reading Saturday Afternoon Movies, Part 2 – Outland (1981 Peter Hyams)
Month: July 2019
The Two Reviews: Yesterday and Parasite
Yesterday (2019, Working Title Films and Universal Pictures) Directed by Danny Boyle. Story by Jack Barth and Richard Curtis. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Robert Carlyle and Ed Sheeran Yesterday is a light comedy co-written by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill) and directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting and … Continue reading The Two Reviews: Yesterday and Parasite
Saturday Afternoon Movies, Part 1 – Firefox (1982 Clint Eastwood)
It is a quiet, rainy Saturday afternoon. You’ve got the house to yourself for the first time in ages. You don't have the energy for mayhem and chaos. You’re just going to stay in and watch a movie. But what movie? What are you in the mood for? And is your mood likely to change? … Continue reading Saturday Afternoon Movies, Part 1 – Firefox (1982 Clint Eastwood)
War Films, What Are They Good For?
Absolutely everything! Well, when they are done well that is. One fresh example is They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson’s recent, extraordinary and awe-inspiring documentary presenting World War I footage. Painstakingly restored with colour and realistic sounds added, this film is composed entirely of archival footage from the British National Museum and a soundtrack … Continue reading War Films, What Are They Good For?
The One Review: Rocketman (2019 Dexter Fletcher)
Rocketman (2019, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Written by Lee Hall. Featuring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Stephen Graham and Bryce Dallas Howard. After eying the trailer for Rocketman earlier this year, I had a cynical supposition that it was only attempting to jump on the bandwagon of success that greeted Bohemian Rhapsody … Continue reading The One Review: Rocketman (2019 Dexter Fletcher)