Okay, haven’t blogged for a log time, but I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to quickly joy some micro reviews for the films I have seen since I last blogged proper. This has been many, namely due to holidays and also several trips to London for work. Also, due to time constraints, no photos/posters included with this post.
Anyway, here goes:
Origin: Spirits of the Past
Well animated, but ultimately unremarkable anime.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Excellent Russ Meyer 60’s romp.
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
Not as good as I’d hoped – certainly no “Dolls”
A bit of a mess really
Drag me to Hell
Excellent return for form by Raimi, only a predictable and slightly disappointing ending spoiling this.
Best Trek since Khan. Lets just hope that this is reboot continues in the same fashion.
Surprisingly entertaining “girlie” vampire adaptation.
The best film of the year so far, also my favourite Pixar film to date. Made me cry TWICE within the first 15 minutes and this is a damn animated film! Need I say more. Dug, the dog is also excellent. Pixar, I bow before thee.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
Utter drivel. Tries surreal, but really little more then drivel.
Very entertaining comedy – something I rarely find.
Blood: The Last Vampire
Should have stuck with the anime. Shows its low budget too much.
Digital film does not suit a period film. Flat characters and uninteresting direction also does not help.
It's best to see this film blind - without reading anything about it beforehand. It's not the film you'd expect. Excellent cerebral sci-fi. Rockwell should get an Oscar for the performance in this.