Grainy, noisy and claustrophobic, and that’s before we even set foot inside a Gemini module. It took me a little while to warm to Linus Sandgren’s extreme close-up camerawork, but it’s a stylistic choice that serves to reframe any mundanity that was present in the Armstrongs’ home life, and to propel an otherwise traditional narrative along in an unexpected way.
The mostly male cast is teeming with worthy character actors, many of whom are underused, but only so we can…
I, too, left school, and the deep suburbs, at 16!
I, too, ended up in music media in the nineties with a bunch of try-hard, misogynistic yet oddly loveable bullies!
I, too, was an insufferable, egotistic asshole who didn’t trust my own voice and instead wrote to order to be part of the club! And made questionable hair decisions! And wore bonkers layers of thrifted weirdness!
I feel so seen right now and cannot wait for Part Two, which is all about ignoring female fandom at your peril.
Also: Bomb the Bass in a soundtrack 👏🏽
Almost three hours long and yet not a word of explanation—or even a joke—about why grown-up Bill is a foot shorter than he should be. A fairly limp sequel that stays afloat due mainly to a couple of inspired set pieces (the bleachers was a stand out) and Bill Hader’s foul-mouthed shtick. And I’m not sure what to think about the decision to leave intact the various jarring, unironic slurs that reportedly appear in the book, something Brian talks about…
At approximately the 45-minute point, Falling Inn Love had earned the following New Zealand points:
“Everyone’s whānau when they’re here”
Tim Finn’s ‘Many’s the Time’
Anzac biscuits, L&P, hokey pokey ice-cream, vegemite sammie
...but then Adam Demos sat on a table and called a tap a faucet. 🚫
I'm frankly surprised i enjoyed this film as much as I did.
"Brittany Runs a Marathon" tackles its' subject matter in a truthful and authentic way, without running into so many of the clichés, bad jokes and offence that usually surface in stories about fat people.
As a fat woman myself, I felt very much that this was Brit's own story as a character, she had a well defined personality which framed her interactions with the world outside of her…
If the moon landing wasn’t something that figured large in your life you probably think we “just” went to the moon. Not correct...
This documentary brings home what an incredible feat the Apollo 11 mission was, the vast scale of the endeavour, and just how real the chance for failure was.
Using sound and footage of the time, this beautifully crafted film brings the mission to life for modern audiences (hey, 50 years is…
On my 8th viewing (i know) I think I can finally explain why I love this movie so much.
This movie is an incredible portrait of American celebrity, classism, the media's treatment of women, love, and abuse, centered entirely around a well-known, well-hated figure. It gives you plenty of reasons to sympathize for this figure, but it doesn't try and exonerate her of her terrible personality or tell you she's a good person.
I've heard many takes that the film…
So this one was special, and not the Special Edition, I mean. I was given the rarest of opportunities from the Academy to see an original 70mm Academy print of Star Wars struck in 1981. The original version. Scratches and all. No Special Edition touch-ups. I’ve only ever seen this version on the horrible pan-and-scan VHS release which I own, but I’ve never seen the movie in a theater, neither version.
This was paired with a double feature with Rogue One that…
A strange approach to a biopic. Mick Rock was a real photographer. He took real photographs of real pop and rock stars for decades. He was responsible for many seriously iconic images since the early 70s. He also took a lot of recreational drugs and had some serious health issues. That’s probably not as interesting as the photography though. I don’t get why that aspect of his life was used as the framing story for this strangely dreamlike documentary.