Starring: Fredrick Leonard, Bolanle Ninalowo, Seun Omolaja, Esther Audu. Nigeria. 1h 15m
This is going to be a review and a Post Discussion so there are going to be spoilers but I will highlight them later. This was one of the shorter Nollywood films that wasn’t part of a series, I find these tend to speed through the details but it was still a deep and thrilling story but sadly had a weak ending. Continue reading Unjustified (2016)
Director: Shane Carruth.
Starring: Shane Carruth, Amy Seimetz, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins. USA. 1h 36m
So after the success of Primer (2004) Shane Carruth is back with even more bizarro Lo fi sci fi that he refuses to explain to deeply and again no one questions why they just sit back and let the story take them away.
The story is unusual but is more linear but remains open for interpretation, which can be annoying sometimes but Shane Carruth manages to make it more enthralling by giving the viewer more opportunities to accept his dream like story… that starts out as a nightmare. Continue reading Upstream colour (2015)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Krystof Hadek, Adam Pearson, UK/Scotland. 1h 48m
I had been meaning to watch this elusive movie for some time, after reading a few blinding reviews and watching very short trailers only I was besotted, this is the kind of cinema I live for so I was really saving it for a quiet time when i could actually put everything on hold and get into it and I was amazed by every second of it, what I wasn’t expecting, was the disturbing feeling that it left me with afterwards, strangely this affected me more than any other alien invasion movie (apart from War of the World’s 1953). Continue reading Under the Skin (2013)
Director: Steven C Miller.
Starring: Jonny Weston, Gattlin Griffith, Peter Holden, Musetta Vander. Canada/USA. 2012. 1h 27m.
I will have to admit that I’ve haven’t watched this film all the way through I did miss the beginning but it’s pretty clear what happened and after seeing the middle and end I honestly don’t feel that I could watch anymore, not so soon after this hurt me the way it did..
From the title and the outset you can tell it’s going to play on that fear that’s plagued us since we invented beds.. A host of artist have tickled our scary bone with images and stories about what lies under the bed, and the results range from monsters to perverts. Sadly Under the bed doesn’t deliver any new material or takes this concept to any new levels. Continue reading Under the Bed (2012)
One of the good N Might movies that I missed as I had given up as his films all had a similar formula but then went back when the films got really bad and it was made before he slipped down that slippery route.
Price (Samuel L Jackson) is a fragile little snowflake who loves comics, and spent his life searching for someone who he believed to be his total opposite Mr Unbreakable and he find such a man in David Dunn(Bruce Willis) who has recently survived a train crash that killed everyone else on board. So Price is now convinced and tries to convince David and his family that he does have super hero powers…
I don’t know if I watched it too late, but it just didn’t do a lot for me, it’s a brilliant concept and one that we really need to pay attention to because we need more people to realise what hero’s really are, and that we can’t rely on radioactive spiders to bite people who will in turn save the world, because lets face it, it ain’t gonna happen.
Samuel L Jackson is very poetic in his detailing of information, Willis is and always will be John McClane and is the perfect candidate as a (super)human hero, he’s supported by a talented cast including Robyn Wright (Mrs Dunn) and Spencer Treat Clark (Master Dunn) and all appear in one of the most intense scenes in the movie where Treat tries to prove to his father that he’s invincible and there is a pants wetting stand off in the kitchen where he points a gun at his dad and his parents try to talk him out of proving that particular point…it’s gripping.
M Night appears in a small role that confused a bunch of people, there is an “mind blowing” twist at the end but not one his best. a bit of action but mostly the film is padded out with Samuel L trying to convince Willis that he’s amazing and lets face it when Sammy L Tells you something, you pay attention. For the budget i would have liked a little less chat and bit more OMG he can do amazing things, but it wasn’t explored and the moment was lost. Still it’s a fairly entertaining movie, just nothing I’d ever want to watch again.
full review to come…