Tuesday, March 10

Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.


I've gorged on films in my recent influenza-induced fragile state so here's a round-up featuring ten word reviews.

Frozen River: A quiet but edgy drama with great performances and ice.

Hamlet 2: Steve Coogan as a weirder-than-Partridge drama teacher. Funny.

Lakeview Terrace: Samuel L. menaces, shouts and is a racist cop. Average.

Eden Lake: Sexy Fassbender, sexy Reilly, violent Skins arsehole, bloody and good.

Wendy and Lucy: Haunting, elegiac, arty, subtle, heartbreaking, thoughtful, timely, go see it.


Wendy and Lucy from stian hilton on Vimeo.

Gran Torino: Craggy old racist makes you laugh. Prepare for some melodrama.

Slumdog Millionaire: Overrated, contrived. Not bad though and well-directed by Boyle.

Rachel Getting Married: Manga-faced Hathaway is good but film is too yuppyish.

If you only see one of these, make it Wendy and Lucy. And then check out director/writer Kelly Reichardt's previous film, Old Joy.
And I know you've counted the words so yes, the L in Samuel L. Jackson counts as a word here.

5 comments:

L-Rolla said...

W&L it is so. Looks like Dinnerladies a la Noir from that vid shot tho.

adam said...

It's one of the quietest films I've ever seen. Loved it.

gandalfeeneydawhiterthanwhite said...

Czech out Let the Right One In for sho dude.

adam said...

Okey dokey

red said...

I really enjoyed W&L, Frozen River and Gran Torino...not that you asked or anything, but there you go...