5 stars - fantastic
4 stars - great
3 stars - okay
2 stars - bad
1 stars - terrible
While I understand the often rapturous love for this film, I must admit that I don't share it.
Frankly, I don't think the film's long length is warranted by its content. Usually an epic is justified in its running time because, if it's a conventional narrative feature, it uses the extra time to develop characters and weave a complex plot. In this instance, The Green Mile struggles to shake the feeling that it's full of air. This is different…
Bound has immediately catapulted itself to being, perhaps, my favourite Wachowskis film.
This is a contained, tightly constructed thriller that had me gasping at several points. Generically, at once a heist film that turns into a home invasion thriller, it is slightly ridiculous, and appears to switch genres on several occasions, and the neo-noir aesthetic adds this beautifully stylish sheen which aids the gangster genre, but also kind of serves to make the women of this film look like…
I don't consider myself much of a moralist when it comes to movies. At least, not seriously. But I think most people would agree that, at least in children's films, morals and life lessons are an important thing. That being said, the jokes in the film are so rife with innuendo and sexual content that they do breach the boundaries what is acceptable for a film with this target audience in mind. Judged as some strange adult stoner comedy,…
So, with CODA being an awards season favourite, and with there being no foreseeable chance for me to watch it yet, I decided to do the next best thing, which is to rent the original French movie CODA is based on.
I have to say, I'm not impressed. Narratively, the film is more than trite. The main plot thread of the hearing girl trying to get into a music school has been told before, and not always as uninterestingly…