Thursday, 24 January 2008

Children Of Men

Brilliant but rather worrying vision of Britain in the future. Based around the world’s first pregnancy for years, Children Of Men is a rollercoaster ride of emotion, mixing action, drama, and humour the way it should be done. Lead role Owen is fantastic as the broody yet unlikely hero, with good support from all of the other parties. Look out in particular for the Saving Private Ryan esque scene towards the films end, which can be described as nothing else, but jaw dropping. And any film that casts Michael Caine as a weed-smoking hippy is one not to be missed.

Death Proof.

Before I continue, I must point out that this film is meant to be viewed as part of a double bill with Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" known as "Grindhouse" Both films pay homage to cheap budget slasher/ horror flicks made back in the 60's and 70's. Two films would be shown back to back, and would be known as a "Grindhouse"

So Death Proof, Tarantino returns to the big screen is stylish fashion. The film is devoid of any real narrative, choosing rather to feed off of the films characters which are the main attraction here. The film divides in to two halves, with Kurt Russell's manic character pursuing a group of females in his car "Death Proof" Sounds fucking shit doesn't it? Well actually the film is on the whole enjoyable and has all of the usual Tarantino charm. The soundtrack as usual, is brilliant, as are the actors who play their roles delightfully. Sticking to usual "grindhouse" fashion, it is completely over the top, look out for the first death scene where 3 deaths are shown from a variety of different angles.

So on the whole a decent notch on the bed post for Tarantino. Although, I feel now with Tarantino that the wait for "the next Pulp Fiction" is going to be a long one.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Oi Oi

This seems to be the new trend, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and make one of these bad bois for myself. I will mostly be posting my thoughts on films that I have seen recently, and also documenting any specific days/nights that stain my memory banks.