Atomic Blonde (2017)

Watching Atomic Blonde I suddenly notice that I’m following the shot rather than the action.  The shot, a prolonged single(ish)-take fight scene, is impressively staged but I’ve lost the drama within it because it isn’t captivating.  The problem is that the central MacGuffin, a list (sigh), is duplicated in function and form with no real … Continue reading Atomic Blonde (2017)

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Beaming like a child. Like John Wick (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road works because it moves.  Director George Miller understands that and keeps the metal barrelling onwards without sacrificing detail or character.  In short it's a joy to watch and possibly the best thing you'll see on the big screen this year. But the real surprise is … Continue reading Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)