Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

‘Anvil!: The Story of Anvil’ poster… the new ‘The King of Kong’

I haven’t talked about this film yet, but trust me on this, in six months it’ll be the documentary every good film nerd will be talking about. I don’t wanna get hyperbolic about it, but i’d compare it to ‘The King of Kong’ in the way I think it will really get a lot of [...]

Beowulf

There’s a few things to get out of the way before I get onto the movie which I saw on Friday night in 3D at the IMAX. Like most people I know, the trailers and stills for Beowulf had left me completely underwhelmed. The CGI rendering of the cast was last used to good effect [...]

LFF opinion: ‘Kidz in da Hood’, ‘Heartbeat Detector’, ‘In Prison my Whole Life’ and ‘Unrelated’

Kidz in da Hood
Dir: Catti Edfeldt and Ylva Gustavsson
I was wary off the bat with ‘Kidz in da Hood’ (F├â┬Ârortsungar) because of the ‘kool’ spellings in the title, that coupled with the fact that it was a ’street’ movie for children made me start to worry for my sanity before I even sat down in [...]

LLF Review: Califronia Dreamin’

“A secret NATO train filled with US Marines is halted by a bolshy local station master; rambunctious Balkan farce moves inexorably to tragedy as the soldiers and townspeople try to fraternise.”
Sitting down to watch what I thought was going to be a dark satire on the conflict in Kosovo, and American military interference in foreign [...]

LFF Review: Zoo

Some subjects, although seemingly interesting documentary fodder are always going to be difficult to watch when they’re committed to celluloid. Certain things are just genuinely difficult to digest, other things are ultimately not as interesting as the filmmakers thought they would be and some things… well…they’re difficult to take seriously, no matter how balanced and [...]

Review: The Kingdom

I’ll start by saying the marketing in general, but especially the trailer for new film ‘The Kingdom’ is fucking terrible. I don’t know exactly which demographic it’s trying to hit, or goals it’s attempting to fill… but it misses them all. The fact is if I wasn’t aware of director Peter Berg’s previous work then [...]

Initial Reaction ‘3:10 to Yuma’

So again with the previews, on monday I caught an early screening of ‘3:10 to Yuma’, a solid western from the greatest surname in cinema James Mangold. Here’s the little plot synopsis:
3:10 to Yuma stars Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Gretchen Mol and Peter Fonda in a modern take on the classic western by [...]