Land of Mine (sandet) 1 hour 40 minutes, R for extreme bodily mutilation. Fair Value of Land of Mine: $9.00. It falls in a middle range of films about ordnance disposal, better than The Hurt Locker but not as good as Bravo Two Zero. The Summer Camp from Hell: To the innocents are bequeathed the […]
Film TitleLand of Mine (sandet)
German POW’s are forced to clear beaches of land mines
Film TitleThe Red Turtle
The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
DirectorMichael Dudok de wit
The Red Turtle 90 minutes, Rated G Fair Value of The Red Turtle:$9.00. Beautiful art and animation at a languid pace. Is this film worth my time? Do you like the idea of Herge, Miyazaki, and Gauguin working together? This film is a moving picture in the truest sense, a 90 minute montage of art. […]
Film TitleA Cure for Wellness
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps.
A Cure for Wellness-2 hours, 26 minutes Rated (R) for copious geriatric nudity, graphic dental torture, body horror Tagline: The cure for the human condition is disease Who is this film perfect for? People who wish that Dario Argento had been given a really big Hollywood budget during his prime. A Cure for Wellness is […]
Film TitleDoctor Strange (2016)
A former neurosurgeon delves into the mystical arts
Film Review- Dr. Strange (2016) PG 13 for very mild gore, 115 minutes, 2 Stinger Scenes Fair Value of Dr. Strange: $10.00. Its a competent superhero film that manages the usual Marvel movie balance of light comedy and action. Is this film worth my time? It’s not stale popcorn. Jumping across multiple realities with the […]
Film TitleHacksaw Ridge
A man tries to be a pacifist and a patriot during World War Two, and gets it the hard way.
The mind-frame of Mr. Gibson is that of the medieval Catholic church, and the ordeal of the saint is his oeuvre. Hacksaw Ridge is the latest riff on that theme, now adorned in the uniform of an American soldier.
Film TitleGreen Room
After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads.
Is this film worth my time? Green Room is an instant classic of exploitation cinema, a taut and frantic siege movie that is evocative of Straw Dogs and Assault on Precinct 13. Who is this film perfect for? People who want to see punks fighting neo-nazis with whatever weapon they can scrounge, and people who […]
Film TitleBatman v. Superman
Bathole v. Superjerk, a movie.
The epiphany of the corporate era of Hollywood, the genius of Zack Snyder, is the recognition of this truth: if you condition the audience to expect mediocrity, then you can never disappoint them.
Film TitleRogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Rebel Alliance makes a move to steal the plans for the Death Star
Look. Were all going to see this film, barring the Mountain Hermits. Is there a point to reviewing something were all going to see? Yes, because its an excellent demonstration of how a film maker should do a spinoff from a franchise. So how does this film rank in the Star Wars canon? Third best, […]
The Martian is the denouement of the statistics-driven model of modern studio film-making. Its the best movie of the moment but it will be forgotten in five years.