Tony EH wrote: »
it has very little to do with the actual man as he existed and contents itself with an engaging fiction,
Tony EH wrote:
Andrea Arnold's treacle paced suspense plays out interestingly, if infuriating at times, as the viewer isn't in on why the main character, Jackie (a brilliant Kate Dickie), is doing what she's doing and you are often left wondering why she's putting herself in so much potential peril throughout the film. The reveal at the end let's you know why. Jackie works for a surveillance company that uses Britain's myriad of CCTV street cameras to observe the streets of Glasgow and she sees, one day, a man who she takes a special, and dangerous, interest in.
'Red Road' is rough, nasty and real, even though the events are extraordinary to most people. I'm not sure if it works in its entirety and there's a sense of unnecessary explicitness about a particular scene, but it's a relatively absorbing watch.
The history of military conflict in Afghanistan [has] been one of initial success, followed by long years of floundering and ultimate failure. We’re not going to repeat that mistake.
-- President George W. Bush, in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.
fin12 wrote: »
Anyone know is the new Johnny Depp film City of Lies coming to the cinema or has it been released already?
pixelburp wrote: »
Harry Potter and the Philsopher's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
My wife got the DVD boxset, so we're going through all the 'main' films, start to finish; never actually watched them all in sequence, so it's fascinating to watch the growth - both literal and metaphorical - of this series.
These first two films though - yikes. Considering where the series ended up, with its dire threat and grim, desaturated palettes, it's jarring to watch parts one and two and know they exist in the same timeline.
They're both ... actually, a bit rubbish really. Saggy, bloated and overlong. I can see the individual elements that later informed future films and the direction of the overall story, but Chris Columbus got things off to a really ropey start.
Sad Professor wrote: »
A protestant minister (Ethan Hawke), wrestling with his own faith and self-destructiveness, tries to help a mentally unstable environmental activist who is projecting his internal despair onto a crisis-ridden world. Another "God's lonely man" story from the writer of Taxi Driver, which it has many parallels with. Hawke gives one of the best performances of his career in a bleak and daring film that does a good job of updating Schrader's favourite themes for the modern era of liberal apocalypticism.