Becket (1964)

Film Title

Becket

Synopsis

King Henry’s best buddy becomes too cozy with God after the King appoints him to a high Church position.

Director

Peter Glenville

Cast

Peter O'Toole
Richard Burton
John Gielgud
Donald Wolfit
David Weston
Pamela Brown

A decidedly off-balance historical character study, Becket concerns the friendship between Thomas Becket and King Henry II. Taking place within 100 years of the Battle of Hastings, and the conquering of the lowly Saxons by the haughty Normans, the film does not shy from showing the utter corruption that permeates the halls of power. Here, […]

(Un Conte de Nol) A Christmas Tale (2008)

Film Title

(Un Conte de Nol) A Christmas Tale (2008)

Synopsis

The need for a bone marrow transplant unites a family just in time for Christmas

Director

Arnaud Desplechin

Cast

Catherine Deneuve
Jean-Paul Roussillin
Anne Consigny
Emile Berling
Mathieu Amalric
Melvil Poupaud

In A Christmas Tale, the family deals with their defeats with sublime acquiescence, as though marching to the guillotine with a bottle of vodka in hand.

The Misunderstood-Iceman

We are all gay for Iceman over here.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

It would be all too easy to attack the immense (and at times immensely shitty) catalog of Cannon Films and the insane Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus overlords who brought it all to fruition. They built a studio out of almost nothing, and began forcing into existence a fuckton of movies with nothing more than […]

Chappie Die Antwoord

Film Title

Chappie

Synopsis

Die Antwoord Die Antwoord Die Antwoord Die Antwoord.

Director

Neill Blomkamp

Cast

Sharlto Copley
Dev Patel
Deon Wilson
Yo-Landi Visser
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Hugh Jackman
Sigourney Weaver

Ninja was thrown off set for sending dick pics.

Virunga Review

Whacky corporate murderers at it again.

A Most Wanted Man Review

Film Title

A Most Wanted Man

Synopsis

A Most Wanted Man Review: Le Carre moves into the war on terror and maintains quality.

Director

Anton Corbijn

Cast

Grigoriy Dobrygin: Issa Karpov
Philip Seymour Hoffman: Günther Bachmann
Homayoun Ershadi: Abdullah
Mehdi Dehbi: Jamal

None of us really get to know whether anything we do is worth a damn to the world as a whole, or even to those we care about

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Maybe I am taking a movie about monkeys riding horses too seriously, but even the original Planet of the Apes was pretty silly. The subtext was…

Elysium Review

Film Title

Elysium

Synopsis

A good solid action movie with plenty of interesting subtext and raging badass in Kruger.

Director

Neill Blomkamp

Whenever he is on screen, Kruger seems as likely to kill his audience as anyone on screen with him. Whether stirring steaks on the braai with his ninja sword or…

2 Guns: A Movie About 2 Guns

Well, yes, the title characters each carry a gun, and so there are 2 guns total carried by the protagonists. Or you could go with the figurative gun, in which case…