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85 days in a row at the cinema!
Today I saw Free Fire by Ben Wheatly [Sightseers!]…
Pros: Non stop action and an original idea.
Cons: Hand cam distracting at times and an idea which may not be enough for a full-length film. Still, a recommend from me.
Out of a possible 10, I have 7 Fs to give.
84 days in a row at the cinema! Saw Return to Montauk today…
We are sadly reminded that writers love to write about writers, and especially writers having affairs.
It seems to me a good writer would at the very least have the decency to wax metaphoric rather than broadcast his fantasies directly onto the screen. (Even myself, not at all good writer, wrote an obviously unpublished novel about the fatal demise of a love affair using the – tongue in cheek – extended metaphor of a suicidal zombie rather than simply lay out the banalities of my heartbreak.)
There is only one good film about a writer, and that is Adaptation. It should be illegal to try to make any other films about wordsmiths because none could ever come close to the brilliance that is Adaptation. (That said, I may have forgotten some – what do you think, are there other good films about writers?)
This film, however, is a writer’s puerile indulgence in his fantasies and should have been kept in his bed sheets and away from sheets of paper.
Out of a possible 10, I have 3 Fs to give.
Happy New Year, everyone! I’d just like to nick a moment of your time to announce that I’ll be continuing Watch The Film this year. Upon returning from my hols last summer, I felt I wanted to spend more time watching films and less time writing about them. Seeing, however, that this blog still continues to receive over a thousand hits a day without my doing a thing, I decided to see what the numbers would look like if I actually tried!
For those of you who never left, thank you for your patience, and for those of you new to the blog, Welcome! Come by soon and often. 😉
03/08/2015 BLOG LOVE
I’ve just received a lovely note from a blog world celebrity! The head writer at the super famous Hair Boutique was so taken with our website that she dedicated a post to us in order to thank us for our inspiration!
It’s not often an internet writer sees this kind of generosity…
21/06/2015 BEYOND THE GRAVE (PORTO DOS MORTOS)
One of the perks of being famous is being solicited by other famous people on the famous people network. One such person who contacted me was Brazilian superstar Isidoro B. Guggiana who requested that I screen his indie zombie film Beyond the Grave.
In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.
From the press book
Where’s This Found: I felt a little like this was a connect-the-dots picture of a straight line. While there’s nothing ground-breaking in this take on zombie films, the film-making itself deserves a great deal of credit. Beyond the Grave is polished and tight, and director Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro demonstrates an ability to get the best out of his actors. BTG is not a great film but it is a great indie film, and a good film overall. Out of a possible 10, I have 7 F’s to give.
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