Category thoughts on film
Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name, American Psycho (2000) is a darkly humorous cult film starring Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman – Wall Street executive by day, ruthless murderer by night. In this film, we follow Patrick as he attempts to hide his violent tendencies and thirst for blood from his […]
What a film. Following on from First Blood (1982), where we meet John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) for the first time, Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985, dir. George Cosmatos) tells of Rambo’s further adventures during a covert mission into Vietnam to collect information on a camp of abandoned American prisoners of war. I have to […]
Based on a graphic novel called Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer (2013) is set in a strange future where the world has experienced global cooling on a massive scale, to the extent that there are few people left alive on earth. The people that are left live within a train that constantly travels around the globe. We […]
Early this morning I participated in the fourth Shitfest Social, where a whole bunch of film bloggers get together and watch a film at the same time and make snarky comments about it, hosted by the wonderful Cinema Parrot Disco and Isaacs Picture Conclusions. This time around we were watching Alone in the Dark (2005), […]
Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Jesus Camp (2006) is a documentary that focuses on a fundamentalist, evangelical Pentecostal Christian church that holds a camp every summer to discuss issues of faith with children and adolescents. The documentary observes the activities and sermons at the camp, and how these activities are then transferred into […]
It looks like there was more space for nun-themed musicals in the 90s, as Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) arrived just a year after its predecessor, Sister Act (1992). In this sequel, we return to the adventures of Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg), who since the events of the first film has […]
James Cameron’s True Lies (1994) stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a secret government spy, disguising himself as a lowly computer salesman who travels a lot for business. His life consists of convincing his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) and daughter (Eliza Dushku) that he’s a normal guy, living a normal middle class life, until his wife finds […]
Officially my fifth favourite Bond film, Moonraker (1979) is the fourth film that stars Roger Moore as the famous British secret agent. It’s often known by the colloquial title of “Bond In Space”, but there’s a bit more subtext and nuance in the film than simply being a typical space drama.
This might be a bit of a random one. I initially watched The Beautician and the Beast (1997) in order to review it for the world-famous Shitfest over at Isaacs Picture Conclusions, but concluded that it wasn’t romantic enough for the Valentines’ Day Edition (I ended up going with On The Line – which wasn’t […]
I watched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) recently and had some thoughts on it.