TL;DR – A masterful look at how to use tension to build a story in a brutal world
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
Today I got to cross a film off my pile of shame that has been sitting there for quite a while. Sicario was one of those films that were made by people I have come to deeply respect in the film industry but at the time when it came out, I was not in the right head space to give it a watch. Ever since then I have been meaning to go back and give it a go if only to add to my understanding of some of these filmmaker’s work, but it sat there. Well, today that changes as we take a dive into the world, or at least one perspective of the world on the American/Mexican border.
TL;DR – I have rarely left a movie being this angry, a pure waste of everyone’s time, if I was not reviewing this film I would have walked out before it ended.
Score – 1.5 out of 5 stars
Well look, I know mother! has been getting some great reviews, but just to prepare you if you didn’t see the score above, this is not going to be one of them. I know there is a trend for people to give bad reviews to popular films as clickbait, this is not one of those cases, I deeply disliked this film, and if you want to know why feel free to keep reading. Continue reading →
TL;DR – A beautiful story of loss, change, the role of language, and how it’s better to work together than apart, a movie we kind of need at the moment.
Score – 5 out of 5 stars
Review – Arrival, based on the short story by Ted Chiang, is a really interesting movie as it looks at issues that are not usually covered in science fiction or indeed movies in general. It is a fascinating look into language and its role in shaping culture and society but also what happens when the unknown actually happens and how do we respond to that. While I loved Arrival its one of those movies that I think will be quite polarising as you may indeed find it either meditative or ponderous, I myself fall into the first camp. Continue reading →