John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 2019
~horse and hound magazine’s favorite movie~
that was a joke for the dozen of us john wick and notting hill mega fans.
reeves and reddick in pissy mode working together makes me giddy.
That Thing You Do! 1996
Gosh. So cute. Tom Hanks knocked it out of the park with this snappy rock 'n' roll comedy set in the aftermath of Beatlemania. Appreciated its loving glance towards Jazz. Great casting, especially Steve Zahn as Lenny. Charisma for days.
The Big Sleep 1946
A noir in every sense of the word.
Through smoky black and white shots we are placed into this world of mystery and deception right from the get go. From the allusive characters and the sharp dialogue that paints them oh so brilliantly, we get submerged into this enticing and intricately-woven story that of course has a brilliantly booming score that maintains the necessary intensity.
I must say that the magnetism of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart really carries this…
The Banshees of Inisherin 2022
I can quite see why the main four actors all got Oscar nominated. The Banshees of Inisherin also boasts a razor-sharp script but for a film with a good dose of (admittedly black) humour, my word it is so very sad.
The Social Network 2010
This feels old-fashioned in a way that it comes across as modest and small but in actuality, it's a vast extraordinarily written, and directed film that's not only well-versed but speaks to a whole generation.
Carpenter's The Thing is one of my favourite films and Annihilation ticks all the similar boxes that I love. A visually striking sci-fi ride where a small group of characters in one place on a journey encounter something alien that they aren't prepared for in the slightest and we see them deteriorate and challenged psychologically. This beast is right up my alley and I Iove its premise, atmosphere and how it isn't afraid to alienate a few people for the…
Central Intelligence 2016
Started out as a mildly interesting background watch mainly due to Christian Bale killing it as always and seeing other recognisable faces but Amsterdam quickly became sooooo boooorrrrrrriiiiiiinnnnnggggg.
An hour in you realise not much has actually happened and it could already be half an hour shorter. It perhaps could have been an entertaining watch had it been aggressively whittled down.
Took a lot of effort to finish this misfire sadly.
"Chrissy, over on the wall, bring me the big knife. I want to cut my throat."
The dialog is marvelous at every turn and the side character's throwaway lines are just as funny as anything else in the picture. It's difficult not to be swept up in the aura of Moonstruck. Cher is fantastic and Nic Cage does crazy but with more passion than you see nowadays.
You believe in the warmth of the family even when the secrets grow, you believe in them 100%.
Lethal Weapon 3 1992
humour felt a little forced at times, but lethal weapon 3 is still a strong addition to the franchise
Lethal Weapon 3 1992
This entry is as generic as they come with the most faceless bad guys of the series. However, it gets by on the action which is still really fun to watch.
P.S. The saxophone gets a little out of control here.