IMDb’s blurb : A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. So, Doctor Strange then… where to begin talking about this film? How about the fact that it is a really really pretty movie. Visually it looks great. And it isn’t terrible, I […]
In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a free man, and well educated, but then he is abducted and sold into slavery. His freedom, as well as his name, have been taken from him. And to the slave-owners and slave-traders even his humanity […]
When is a martial arts film not a film about martial arts? When it is a David Mamet film of course.Redbelt tells the story of Mike Terry who is a struggling Jiu-jitsu instructor. His wife, Sondra is forced to direct money from her business into his in order to pay his bills. And she isn’t that happy about it. Especially because Mike will not fight in competitions; he sees them as weakening. A fight is a fight, a competition has rules and regulations, it isn’t a real fight. He also spouts “philosophical” statements about Jiu-jitsu and life in general. The main one being that there is always a way out.
Based on the novel by P.D. James In a previous review at some stage I mentioned that I’m quite a fan of Clive Owen’s. Not in ‘omg he’s lovely’sort of a way, but in a ‘he’s a good actor’ sort of a way. And he is often in interesting films. Course, he is also in […]
This is the non-spoiler review. Spoiler review is down below. The password is the name of The planet. If you’ve seen the film you should know what planet I’m talking about. If not, then email me fencesitter at gmail dot com Remember that episode of The Simpsons where the teachers (I think) put on a […]
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