Author. Dreamweaver. Visionary. Plus actor.
Andrew Niccol paints his messages in pretty broad strokes, and I recall, back in 2005, a much younger, and far more ignorant I felt the impact on a level that resonated long after that first viewing.
Age hasn’t been so kind to this one though.
The reality is, that Lord of War’s themes has become boringly repetitious in cinema. Overworked, and run deep into the ground. Name your poison, be it weapons, drugs, or Wall Street, you know the story,…
The premise is somewhat basic, however, via Wan’s direction, an aesthetic is struck that ensures the slow builds of tension are paid off with effective scares and a constant sense of unease.
Insidious is a much better movie than I recall.
The jarring score and handheld camerawork create an anxious air, that harkens back to the genre's finer days, and displays respect for old-school horror films while launching them forward for a new generation.
Nervous is quite the understatement in describing my anxieties when entering the cinema to watch this one. Normally I'd never set my expectations so high, but as if to put myself on an almost certain course for disappointment I let my enthusiasm envelop me. How could I not? This cast, oh God, what a cast, and then, of course, the incredible Chloé Zhao. This was actually the first time I'd be seeing her work on the big screen, and from…
Brutal be the absolute mind fuckery that is Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.
It's worth mentioning straight off the bat this movie does indeed excel and exceed itself in some very particular departments. Visually it's nothing short of art, and if anything, it's just another perfect example as to how ideal Noland would be sat in the director's chair of a James Bond film. However, unfortunately, as I'd feared, Tenet is simply a little too complex for its own good. The convoluted…