Starring: Scarlet Johannson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche Director: Rupert Sanders I'm going to have to be a bit unpopular and say that I actually enjoyed this film. I remember watching the anime years ago, but I don't remember that much about it, but that I liked it. It was cool and it also… Continue reading Ghost In The Shell (2017)
In a dystopian future, humanity is living underground in individual, one room bunkers, to outlive the disease that’s razing humanity on the surface. In small groups of seven, the survivors communicate through an interface where they can group chat and build relationships. But there are pressures living underground, and when one of their number becomes unbearable, they breach the system and exclude him from their group, which starts off a chain of events.
Isolated from all but each other, the tensions within the group are drawn to the fore, and we can only watch as they go through their routines which are all they have to keep them sane. And we can only watch when things start to go wrong and someone starts to kill members of the group one by one.
What’s really going on? How can someone be entering their cells without catching the disease outside? Is it…
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Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E Grant, Director: James Mangold Logan, the man who is also known as Wolverine (Jackman), has grown old. He no longer heals so good, and he's spending his days sleeping in his car, drinking heavily, and chauffeuring obnoxious people around near the Texas… Continue reading Logan (2017)
Have you heard that expression about the best way to approach life being this: take your work seriously, but never yourself? I think that sums up Shia Labeouf. He does weird things, says weird things, I’ve heard rumours that he’s a cannibal (ha ha). He’s a funny guy who seems to think the whole fame thing is a bit silly and should be poked fun at, and then he turns in a natural, confident and heart felt performance.
And that’s what’s really important in this film.
He plays US Marine Drummer, a man who has grown up with his best friend Devin (Jai Courteney), who also followed him into the army. And who has a beloved wife (Kate Mara) and son. That core set of relationships is the beating, bleeding heart of this film.
The story is split into three strands, the past, where we learn how close his family…
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Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frolich Director: Fritz Lang In a beautifully realised dystopian future, the world is run by the decadent city planners, who are strongly divided from the working classes, but all this changes when the son of the city's overlord meets Maria, a kind woman from the working classes who opens… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Movies: Metropolis (1927)
Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates Director: David Lynch Black and white masterpiece from the man that would later bring us odd gems like Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, this is David Lynch. Although there can be much debate about what this film is about thematically, narratively, the film follows Henry (Nance)… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Eraserhead (1977)
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine Director: Colm MacCarthy This film has a rating of 7.3 on IMDB and many of my friends who attended previews of this film loved it. But why? It's a terrible film. It follows the story of a girl who has grown up in a facility with other children like… Continue reading The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott Director: Kathryn Bigelow A film about 1999, made in 1995. Everyone thought Y2K was going to be a big thing. The world was coming to an end. But neither of those things happened. I wish that that was the main problem with this film.… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Strange Days (1995)