Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Attraction (2017) Russia


A Russian sci fi movie delving into the human condition using an intergalactic instrument. This was a terrific movie no matter the weird dialogue via subtitles.
Production and story wise as good as anything Hollywood can deliver.
IMDb gave it 53%.  I will add 25 points to that. It was better than Star Trek Beyond.

3.8 stars

Alien Covenant (2017)

Not Ripley!

Alien Covenant is the sequel to Prometheus. I liked AC better even though Prometheus was a more epic movie.  
Aside from unbelievable bio hazard protocol, the movie was documentary like in its reality.
Add Tony Scott to the list of visionaries screaming, do not seek the singularity! Rotten Tomatoes gave it 71%. Chestbursting fail.

4 totally entertained stars

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Passengers (2017)


Spear a Norwegian save a whale. This seems to be the critical reaction to Mortyl Tylden's movie. He did the fantastic Imitation Game and if you liked that movie this one is right there. Casting is suspect, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence have zero chemistry. If this choice had been better this movie would have been a blockbuster. Its great sci fi and despite all the warts generates real anxiety. It asks lots of heavy questions and gives dopey answers, but is the world not just like that.  Rotten Tomatoes was at 31% well I give global warming to that.

Three Solid Stars

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Live by night (2017)


A calm sea of normality with a furious propeller of progressive thought churning beneath the surface. Black and white and morality and everything is addressed
its a sleeper that could make you unconscious if you were thinkingaboot it.

Its not a great gangster movie like Goodfellas, its pedestrian in its delivery but 
world class in its themes.

Zoe Sleanda deserves and Oscar for portraying a white wife.

Its a movie that hits you later hard.

Five Stars despite the flaws of execution



Thursday, 2 February 2017

War on Everyone (2016)


Eric from True Blood and Micheal Pena are wacky wild and crazy cops. This movie is on the suspended disbelief bubble for the first third and then snaps into a surrealistic wonderland. A lot of fun and often clever. I especially enjoyed Caleb Landry Jones in his homage to Dirty Harry. Rotten tomatoes was at 61%.

Three point 7 stars

Dont watch the trailer to many spoliers

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Girl With All the Gifts


Certainly the Girl with all the Gifts is the most important Zombie movie since 28 Days later. It is in many respects a continuation of that universe. Both of the 29 weeks movies are better, but the Girl does add new layers to the Zombie Universe. Rotten Tomatoes was more genrous than me, no matter for Zombies fans this is brains.

Three point 9 hungry stars


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Hell or High Water


A very earthy movie with terrific performances.  The movie starts out as a typical yarn about white trash bank robbers. It then veers heavily into Trump territory which makes this a superior flick. There is a push back against vigilantes scene I really enjoyed. Rotten Tomatoes loved it with a 90%, I have to go with 75. A very good movie but aside from the acting no A's.

3.9 stars