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|65 T8||The Public Enemy (1931) - Aug 21, 2017
"Wow what an ending."
|70 T9||Baby Doll (1956) - Aug 20, 2017
"Pure entertainment from start to finish because of the cast who evidently have enjoyed the filming process thoroughly, with Malden, Wallach and Baker being unforgettable. The quirky writing of the dialogue helps supplement this beautifully and creates what is, frankly, the most entertaining film I've seen in a long time. Big parts of the film are closely knit with the cine-play genre, executed and acted masterfully. Several iconic shots - the crib, obviously, the seduction scenes. Brilliant."
|50 T4||What If (2014) - Aug 18, 2017
"The clear highlight of the film is Adam Driver - naturally - but that's normal because after all he is an extra-terrestrial being come from outer space to entertain humanity with his voice, demeanour, acting and comedic timing. The film itself is good fun and easy to watch, although the genre-typical contrivances and over-the-top aspects (and convenience) hit it down. Too much emphasis on sex and some unrealistic dialogue pull it down further. But Elia Kazan's granddaughter plays in it!"
|60 T7||Waste Land (2010) - Aug 17, 2017
"Some wonderful shots - both from a cinematographic and photographic point of view (and where is the border between the two?), complimented with a few genuine and genuinely touching people and stories of the human condition, one empowering the other and vice versa. If there wasn't the ostensible feeling of contrivance and orchestration, especially evident in some of the dialogue which felt scripted, and in the forced demeanour of the film cast (not the interviewees), it would have been great."
|35 T2||Eraser (1996) - Aug 16, 2017
"This generic forgettable action flick manages to keep its fun factor on for the majority of its duration, albeit only marginally above a passable level. The set piece with the airplane is very Bond-esque over-the-top, which makes for an unexpected highlight of the film. A few one-lines, a trio of Italian mafia and a couple of other action sequences make for a watchable and entertaining-enough nineties action ride. Chances are I will have forgotten it by tomorrow."
|35 T2||Sweet November (2001) - Aug 14, 2017
"While the early cheesy and forced "cute" moments and genre cliches somehow went under the carpet and were tolerable, the last 20 minutes of the film were a complete failure to hit emotionally. The big reveal was cool but it went downhill afterwards. In the end he simply told her "ok" and let her go, after the grandiose over-the-top absurdity of the 12 gifts he had given her beforehand. Decent last couple of shots in the film though. Poor writing and lack of chemistry compliment this nicely."
|35 T2||The Perfect Storm (2000) - Aug 13, 2017
""Let's risk our lives but make some money" - in essence. The Perfect Storm had a lot of the cornerstones placed for becoming a perfectly decent "based on a true story-ish," disaster flick, namely the good ensemble cast who seemed to have decent interactions with each other. John C. Reilly, Fichtner, Diane Lane and the rest. What the film failed at is its forceful writing, bad CGI and overly prolonged run time. Completely forgettable.Thumbs up for Springsteen and Eastwood's cameo in Pale Rider. "
|35 T2||Dark Shadows (2012) - Aug 12, 2017
"After recently seeing Beetlejuice and remembering what a good Burton film feels like, I quickly came back to the reality of his latter, mediocre-at-best career. Acting is forced and uninspired for a big part of the film and the weak dialogue certainly doesn't help. - for a few good chuckles and a plethora of meh jokes, a ridiculous sex scene, chaotic pace. + for sexy Eva Green, as usual, T Rex and other good tunes, Alice Cooper the "ugliest woman I've ever seen." Could've been so much better."
|25 T1||Bridesmaids (2011) - Jul 27, 2017
"The only redeeming quality that the film has comes in the face of Melissa McCarthy who is sublime with a perfect feel for comedic timing and laugh-out-loud delivery. Her problem is actually with the way her scenes are written, which doesn't give her too much screen time and the opportunity to really develop her character and deliver jokes to the best of her abilities, but she is rather - in big part of her screen time - buried under the execution of mediocre and plainly dull "comedic" scenes."
|60 T7||The Beguiled (2017) - Jul 26, 2017
"Very disappointing keeping in mind the high expectations that I went in the cinema with. What the film delivers and excels at strongly is acting of the main leads - Kidman, Dunst and Farrell. What it fails in is to deliver the expected - and hinted - complexity and plot sophistication that the film pretends that it possesses (who said "art"?). The weak character development and shallow dialogue is at least saved by the pretty imagery and, again, the superb acting. /c Cineworld Fulham."