Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #236: 2018 Movies

At the time of writing I have seen 112 movies from 2018, but because of the way movie releasing works I am still yet to be given the opportunity to see some of the year’s most highly regarded films such as Burning and If Beale Street Could Talk.

Still here are three picks that are worthy of more attention. Also don't forget to visit - http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 12 January 2019

The Favourite


The Favourite has been a favourite amongst the critics but the disparity between the masses and critics is pretty telling (one person on google pretty much admitted to being closed minded and simple by saying they shouldn’t force arty stuff on the masses). They were disappointed at not getting exactly what they wanted, but anyone with any knowledge of the films of Yorgos Lanthimos will expect absurdist humour rather.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

One Cut of the Dead

 
One Cut of the Dead was the most lauded film of Frightfest 2018. Everyone was raving about it almost as though a virus has been passed from person to person that meant they were deeply in love with the film. For about thirty minutes I was completed stumped as to why people regarded this in any positive light. The acting was stilled and awkward, the dialogue awful and the makeup effects lame and cheap looking. The one cut technique was brave, but it seemed too much for an inexperienced crew.