posted 16 Jan 2021 23:43, edited 16 Jan 2021 23:43
Lynn + Lucy worth a watch, shame it's not on iPlayer anymore but on BFI player. Worth seeking out if you like your Shane Meadows kitchen sink stuff.
Really enjoyed His House too, great horror genre fair and properly original.
The Assistant was awful, the one scene with Tom from Succession was alright but moved at such a glacial pace (and I love a boring, slow movie, but watching this made me never ever want to go to an office again).
Also really didn't like Tenet, everything bad about Nolan with none of the redeeming parts. Like a Bond movie, but with a sci fi twist that somehow makes it more boring?!
Rewatched inception afterwards, and it made tenet seem even worse. inception spends a whole hour nailing the rules and the world (even if it's a bit dry) so the rest of the film plays out coherently.
If you like that, I'd recommend Paprika, which does dreams whilst being much more imaginative about the subconscious. Guess that's easier with animation though.
16 Jan 2021 23:50
Marky Mark being an electrician but telling the company man and tool pusher his thoughts on an unstable well was totally believable.
17 Jan 2021 01:26
Dark is an absolutely incredible series, recommend it to everyone, the casting is so good as well.
17 Jan 2021 10:24
Devs also good for the time bandits
17 Jan 2021 15:07
Yeah devs was decent but not spectacular
17 Jan 2021 16:29
Haven't really loved anything by Alex Garland so far…
Soundtrack was wicked for Annihilation, shame it got adapted the way it did would have liked to have seen someone try something closer to the book. Instead just a bit roadside pinic-y with a modern sci fi lens which is just a bit dull imo.
23 Jan 2021 17:29
Try timecrimes for a twist on time travel
24 Jan 2021 08:21
Watched Palm Springs last night. Really good !
24 Jan 2021 09:21
The White Tiger on Netflix last night.
Illuminating critique of India's caste system but ultimately I think the message was slightly muddy.
Lead actor is outstanding and will definitely be a big crossover star.
posted 24 Jan 2021 11:06, edited 24 Jan 2021 11:06
Watched twelve monkeys for the first time, coincidentally a time travel movie as well.
Good performances by pitt and willis, cool story too.
Cant put my finger on it but found a lot of scenes very visually jarring, it was a specific kind of weird I didnt appreciate and felt camp and outdated. Closest thing I can imagine is blade runner but I liked that one a lot more.