Welcome to my blog, if you are looking for reviews of the latest releases then I would suggest taking a look at some of the other excellent blogs mentioned to the right of this blog, for I review an eclectic mix of films from any era and any country and have sadly little time for the latest film news.
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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

PLUG: ForgottenClassics100's Channel

The recently created Youtube Channel of the film blog Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear is an excellent place to find rare or even unavailable films for free!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sukiyaki Western Django - 2007

Sukiyaki Western Django directed by Takeshi Miike - 2007
Takeshi Miike is a director whose films I have long avoided, I just have no desire to see films like Ichi The Killer or Audition. But I thought I might give this film of his a go as it seemed much less violent and disturbing than the aforementioned films. I was right and ended up enjoying this film a lot. This doesn't mean I have changed my mind about the rest of his work, but it does mean I'm really looking forward to his new film, a remake of 13 Assassins which looks excellent.

Now, on with the short review for Sukiyaki Western Django:

Monday, 4 April 2011

Weekly Collection of Random Film Thoughts

  •  Has anyone seen Werner Herzog's new film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, it's received such excellent reviews and I can't wait to see it especially after watching this interview in the Guardian, the problem is that I doubt it will be screened anywhere near me, for there are no indie/arthouse cinema's with 3D installations. SO has anyone seen in it in either 3D or 2D, which is better and is the film worth watching in 2D at all?

  • I've been meaning to watch The Crying Game, but I know the big twist towars the end, if I know this twist beforehand do you think I will enjoy the film less then if I knew nothing. Is there a point in watching such films that rely on a big twist at all if it's been spoiled already? I'm thinking of films like Fight Club and The Usual Suspects.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Quick Ratings/Reviews of The Week

Dead Man's Shoes - 2004 directed by Shane Meadows
This was an entertaining thought provoking film by the director of the equally excellent This Is England. Clearly Meadows is one of the finest young directors working today, I look forward seeing more of his work.
Dead Man's Shoes got mixed reviews and I can see why for the film is certainly rather challenging. At times it plays out like a classic revenge film, but there are elements that elevate far above others of it's kind, notably the performance of Paddy Considine, who is excellent, and Meadows directional abilities with contrast the beauty of the English countryside with the ugliness of the people in the film.
Of course it is not perfect, there are flaws here and there, but it is definitely one of the best British films of the last decade.