All about the moments…

Moments can lift or sink a film.  Ten seconds can make ninety minutes seem like time well spent or kill everything that went before.  Last night I watched Bone Tomahawk (2015) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and for better or worse the moments were in full swing. Bone Tomahawk is a rather slight western tale … Continue reading All about the moments…

Southpaw (2015)

There's a great moment in Southpaw when boxer Billy Hope (played by Jake Gyllenhaal and his weight gain) gives a speech at a charity event.  It's supposed to be a 'look at me now' moment, 'I climbed the ladder out of poverty', 'this foundation made me what I am' etc.  And you can't help but … Continue reading Southpaw (2015)

Film: Body Snatchers (1993)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Invasion, The Faculty, The World’s End etc and so on.  Like Romero’s zombies the pod people (or versions thereof) return every few years to tap into the zeitgeist (communism, psychiatry, the Bush Doctrine, erm, school and chain pubs?) and scare us. Abel … Continue reading Film: Body Snatchers (1993)