3 Jan 2015 09:51
Paco, you are talking shite. Dicaprio in wows is a perfect performance. That role demanded a cartoonish, slapstick element to it and he delivered it in just the right degree.
Also hardy is brilliant. You are right that the take is some of his best work but what a bit of acting. Truly unsettling maniac behaviour. His only criticism could be his lack of range but that doesn't stop people loving ray winstone. I also thought he was great in Batman. Even with the voice handicap
Fassbender is the best British actor in the game though
posted 3 Jan 2015 10:05, edited 3 Jan 2015 10:05
Enjoyed walk amongst the tombstones, bit slower role for neeson, nicely shot
posted 3 Jan 2015 12:00, edited 3 Jan 2015 12:00
Dicaprio has come along way since the Basketball Diaries, which I was forced to watch over & over again by an ex. Can't stand that film now!
He is though, one of the few actors of our generation that will last the test of time.
Fassbender, Bale, Mortensen, Mikkelsen, McConaughey & Waltz are a few others and I will watch a Hollywood film because they are in it.
Not sold on Hardy, think he needs a really intense role with a director that'll push him as he matures as an actor.
Even then imo it'll be make or break for him. He's good as a supporting actor now, just doesn't have that screen presence (yet).
3 Jan 2015 12:12
Reaching 'woman in black' tomorrow. Stoked. Anyone reached?
3 Jan 2015 18:35
Gone Girl - when she went through transformation, proper pissed me off. Ben Affleks face pissed me off quite a bit. 6/10.
3 Jan 2015 23:01
Gone Girl was great I thought. Couldn't make it through Guardians of the Galaxy, just didn't get it. Dumb and Dumber To was sad to watch.
5 Jan 2015 15:23
Thought it had some great performances and real laugh out loud moments, but it dragged a bit in the 2nd half
5 Jan 2015 15:52
Really enjoyed Birdman, haven't ever quite seen a film like it. The way its shot is great, the soundtrack was excellent too.
Best performance I've seen from Ed Norton, however Naomi Watts and Emma stone irritated me a little. Can't really think of many Michael Keaton films I've seen off the top of my head, but thought he was also very good.
5 Jan 2015 17:15
Love Keaton in Jackie Brown
5 Jan 2015 17:20
Birdman felt like I was watching theater rather than a film. It was like there on stage performances didn't stop. Maybe this was intentional?
Really good film. Will be seeing it again to try and get the 'bigger picture'. It was funny in places but the audience were crap.
5 Jan 2015 17:23
BOYHOOD - excellent premise, Story proper wank!
5 Jan 2015 19:04
Watched Noah, what a bizarre film. Is it biblically accurate? Also was Noah a veggie? I got the impression it was a sin to eat animals. If that's in the bible why ain't all bible bashers stone cold veggies? 5/10
6 Jan 2015 18:44
Savages . The premise of the two guys both sleeping with Blake Lively and not having any jealousy issues is so unbelievable that it nearly takes you out of the whole film, however it does become pure entertainment only ruined by Stones stupid I'm having my cake and eating it two alternative endings, Benicio Del Toro is class as always.
6 Jan 2015 18:51
Noah - Dialogue was a little on the nose, but great editing and interesting spectacle.
Her - Amazing, loved it. Beautifully shot.