Archive for the 'Films' Category

Moving pictures

Friday, May 11th, 2007

The NotebookSome films seem to be about special effects, or are vehicles for particular actors or celebrities, or are cynical attempts to make money from the movie-going public. That’s why it is so great to see a real story told in moving pictures.


M:I, Count On Me, Mulholland Dr.

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Watching Mission: Impossible III a while back reminded me how good the M:I films are, so we watched the first two again. The first one really was as good as I remembered it being, but I couldn’t remember quite how the second one went. Watching it again, I can see why I didn’t find it memorable: it isn’t. Undoubtedly the third one is the best, and the first comes second, and the second comes last (if you see what I mean).


The Royal Tenenbaums

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

I found The Royal Tenenbaums to be quite similar to The Squid and the Whale, in that I didn’t really enjoy it.


Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Films I’ve seen recently: Return To Me, The Lake House, Scent of a Woman and You, Me and Dupree.



Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

ClickClick is a great idea for a film: a universal remote control that controls your universe. Adam Sandler is usually quite good for funny-but-with-sad-bits films, and I think this was just the wrong film for him. The film ended up being a little bit too stuck in the formula, and too sentimental, and that’s a shame because the basic premise was good, and the conclusion was fitting.