Director Matt Ross defies narrative expectations, ignoring any typical “fish out of water” storylines and avoiding any stereotypical jokes that accentuate how cut-off from societal norms the family have become… Read More Captain Fantastic: A Coming of Age Movie in Reverse
Cafe Society has been hailed in many quarters as one of Allen’s best late period works, yet it has even less substance than the two age-gap romances that preceded it.… Read More Cafe Society (Review)
this grotesque, pitch black slapstick romp feels narratively undercooked and comedically lost in translation.… Read More Men and Chicken: Danish comedy is no Laughing Matter
The most interesting thing about Swiss Army Man is how quick it is to discard the goofiness of its central premise to explore something far closer to emotionally ripe drama than lowbrow comedy.… Read More Swiss Army Man: More than just the “Farting Boner Corpse” Movie
4/5 I personally reject the basic idea of a “guilty pleasure”- if you enjoy something, why should you feel ashamed about enjoying it? Yet Chappie is that rare thing- a movie that perfectly encapsulates the “guilty pleasure” genre, something that I feel bad for enjoying due to it being a narrative and stylistic mess, but… Read More Chappie (Belated Review)- “A Cluster-fuck for the ages”
2/5 In Nineteen Eighty Four, one of the defining novels of 20th century literature, George Orwell describes a totalitarian state where the working classes (or “proles” as they are dubbed in the novel) are kept ignorant of the higher classes oppressing them, with the state manufacturing cheap pornography in bulk to keep them in a… Read More Fifty Shades of Grey (Belated Review): “Makes sex look boring”
Back in January I decided to start writing film reviews. Now, in the harsh winter of December, I am contractually obliged (through the unwritten film reviewers amendment) to do a list of my top 20 favourite films of the year. Before I get to that though, here are the rules for my first ever best-of… Read More CINEMOLE’S TOP 20 MOVIES OF 2014!