The Lobster (2015) Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos I've been banging on about this film for weeks because it's very rare I get REALLY excited about something, and basically force everyone around me to watch it like a woman possessed. "Have you seen it yet?" I hissed at my colleagues this morning. I could actually SEE their … Continue reading Lobster Claw
The Sacrament (2013) Dir: Ti West Three flannel wearing, New York hipsters who work for Vice (stay with me), go to the middle of nowhere to find some dude's sister ("Patrick" being dude in question). In short she joined a cult dressed up as a rehab center, found God, and sent her brother a letter … Continue reading Vice Docs gone wrong
Black Mass (2015) Dir: Scott Cooper Slightly off topic, (mainly because there aren't enough horror movies around to warrant an hour of thought), I've opted for Johnny Depp horrifying us all with his rotton front tooth and deeply dehydrated skin. Theres been more gangster biopics lately then we've had in a while. After Legend I … Continue reading Black Mess
Well...what can I say. Round of applause to the guy that made this. YOU sir, deserve a drink. like...where do I even begin? I've spend the past hour shouting profanities at my laptop and wanting a 9 year old dead so badly (even though she's really 33...we'll get there), that my brain is actually overwhelmed … Continue reading Revisited: Orphan
dir: David Robert Mitchell (2015) *MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD* I wanna start by stating that this is a proper film, and I mean a PROPER film. It's an art house, wide angles, beautiful cinematography, amazing acting, 'nod to David Cronenberg' kinda film. Def not one for the Netflix and chill. Had to get that out of … Continue reading You will catch Chlamydia and you will die….
Every now and again comes a director so mind-blowingly overrated you almost feel compelled to hate them just to level out the playing field a bit. Even though not all of them are as evil and self obsessed as say, Christopher Nolan (just picking names out a hat here guys), you've decided by default that … Continue reading The Visit….sure
Sometimes I go and watch horror movies and I'm all like "meh". The usual haunted house/scary Japanese chick with long hair/young possessed catholic girl/ hillbillies who eat people situation. As a horror fan you get so used to these formulas then eventually you're just like immune...and often jaded...and that's fine I guess, just a bit … Continue reading Deliver us from tired scripts
Even though it wasn't actually out that long ago, (fine...its only recently become available on Netflix). I feel that this month's revisited should go to Elijah Wood for acting like a crazy fool. Or Frodo goes Loco as Total film put it. He's actually so mind-blowing crazy in this film its beyond words.The worst part … Continue reading Maniac: Revisted
I'm gonna be frank, what I expected was not what I got. That's not to suggest that what I got was bad, because I did enjoy this film, and most importantly it didn't leave me angry, which is an unusal turnaround of events. Based on anger not being the dominant emotion, and based on the … Continue reading Newness: Only Lovers Left Alive
Everyone pretty much jizzes their pants whenever you talk about Michael Haneke. I've sat through endless conversations with film grads, excitedly discussing how profound Haneke's work is; how his subtle social commentary and take on violence is "unbelievably thought provoking", how his meticulous and flawless filmmaking practices will haunt you for months, and so forth … Continue reading Funny Games Revisted.