ONLY GOD FORGIVES

12/06/2013

 

More nastiness from director Nicolas Winding Refn. It's painful to watch Ryan Gosling sleepwalk through this horrible mess. High camp: pure crap. No no no.

 

THE CONJURING

12/02/2013

 

Vera Farmiga, 1970s, exorcism and a haunted house, (forget the BS Salem Witchcraft part of the story.) The setting, art direction, characters and performances will please horror movie lightweights, like me: yes.

 

GRAVITY

11/08/2013

 

In 3D: yes! It IS as good as you heard.

 

STREET KINGS

11/04/2013

 
Have you ever started watching a DVD and wonder: how the heck did this get in my queue? Halfway through this disaster I realized why: James Ellroy wrote it. Street Kings is no L.A Confidential (or Training Day.)
 
 
Yes, yes, yes, YES!
 

AMOUR

08/23/2013

 
Michael Haneke's (Caché) highly acclaimed bleak portrait of an aging couple; it's French, and the performances are good, but is it a pleasure to watch? No. 
 

TRANCE

08/21/2013

 
Danny Boyle directed, violent, nasty dark, psychological thriller vehicle for Rosario Dawson, who is amazing; co-starring James McAvoy and my favorite badassmofo Vincent Cassel: yes.


 

AWAY FROM HER

08/11/2013

 

Sarah Polley writes and directs from Alice Munro's short story, a beautiful love story: yes.

 

KILLING ME SOFTLY

07/29/2013

 

So many things wrong with this film, it's not even worth the time to complain. The last 60 seconds are the entertaining...

 

BOY

07/13/2013

 

Taika Waititi's sweet coming of age dramedy, set in 1984, about a motherless impoverished New Zealand child coping with the return of his absentee / recently paroled father. Beautiful, loved it, but not subtitled and the accents are charming, but dense: put your headphones on for this one!


http://boythefilm.com/