favourites are always the most recent films i've loved.
whoever submitted this [to criticker] was stuck on the fence between comedy and horror for hours until they finally wimped out and chose drama. as someone with working-class-and-proud-of-it types on one side of the family and pseudo-middle class snobs on the other, i'm leaning toward horror. man, the use of diegetic music here is pretty much peerless, and the performances are so perfectly annoying with just enough underlying humanity, and the ending is so harrowing and grotesque it avoids feeling pat. leigh supremacy forever.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
affleck has the gall to begin argo by drawing attention to the victimisation of the iranian people in the time preceding the iran hostage crisis--sporting a pile of bodies and multiple shots of starving and tortured iranians, no less-- only to segue into a rote (albeit effective) suspenseful patriotic crowdpleaser in the apollo 13 mould--one which insists americans deserve more credit for their ability to use lies to clean up their own messes. not a pinch of irony to be…
there's a moment midway through harry potter and the deathly hallows: part 1 (hereafter harry potter 7a) when harry and hermione return to the place of harry's birth, and in reply to hermione's suggestion that they should've come disguised, harry says "no. this is where i was born. i'm not returning as someone else". it's one of about a thousand statements in this series of films which rings completely hollow and yet has to be said anyway, if only to…