holas79

Be honest - your favourite film has got John Candy in it, hasn't it?

Favorite films

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Ghostbusters
  • Deliverance
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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  • The Whale

    ★★★★

  • Babylon

    ★★★½

  • The Voices

    ★★★

  • Shadowlands

    ★★★★

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  • The Whale

    The Whale

    ★★★★

    As with Requiem For a Dream, Aronofsky returns to the subject of addiction, this time it's an addiction to eating. I was mesmerised by a commanding performance from Fraser and superb supporting turns from Sadie Sink and Samantha Morton. Hong Chau as Liz was really good too, walking a fine line as she nurses and feeds Charlie at the same time. A lot has been said about the issue of a fat suit, but it looks really convincing - we…

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★½

    Charting three (or five) people in the movie industry as it moves from the silent era to talkies and how their lives intersect. All performances are good, and the scenes can be seen as large set pieces. The relentlessness of creating movies in the earlier sequence is great, with Nelly crying on cue and Manny doing what it takes to deliver a camera before the light goes, as is the scene showing the frustration of working with early sound. It's…

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  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★

    The end of a friendship on an island mirrors the civil war on the mainland, and things escalate, as stubbornness turns into aggression. Characters, beautifully written, wonderfully imagined by the actors, saying really good dialogue. The location, is weirdly idyllic too - bleak - no question about that, but it's shot well. The ending is perhaps a little low-key considering how events escalate, but it's a good watch nonetheless.

  • Another 48 Hrs.

    Another 48 Hrs.

    ★★★

    I was surprised it was this good as I recall at the time it got a critical drubbing. The banter between Murphy and Nolte is great, but sadly they're not on screen together quite as much as the first film and we're a good hour into the film before the plot really gets into gear.