I seldom watch a film as soon as it comes out. In 2017 I saw five films of the same year: Baby Driver, The Last Jedi, Ghost In The Shell, The Beguiled and Trainspotting 2. It would be a bit odd to make a top-list of these few titles. When I add series, I can mention Twin Peaks 3 and American Gods 1. These are both better than all of the mentioned films.
I actually rated the films fairly highly. Baby Driver, Ghost and T2 all got four out of five stars, but I remember liking the first part of T2, but that it was going down after. I hardly remember Ghost In The Shell and Baby Driver I saw so recently that that is not really fair.
So what about films that I saw in 2017? The film I have best recollections of is Midnight Special (2016, 4 stars), but I do wonder why I gave The Jacket only three stars.
It does not happen to me often that I pick a film that I forgot I saw. “Somewhere” did not make a whole lot of impression, apparently it neither did the first time I saw it. A film without a story. We just see a few days of the life of a famous actor screwing around and spending time with his daughter. Not boring, but somewhat unimpressionable.
Last weekend I saw both Wicker Man films, the 1973 original and the 2006 remake and I just see that I ‘blogged’ about these films before. Continue reading
Last weekend I have rewatched both “Drive” (2011) and “Only God Forgives” (2013). The films are very similar, yet very different. Both have Ryan Gosling as poker-faced main character. In both films Goslings character is involved in illegal activities, but does not really seem to want to. Of course, both films are slow and minimalistic. Continue reading
A “blog” with one entry every two years, that is quite cool, is it not?
It has been a couple of years since I added “blogs” to the different sections so I could share information other than reviews. Looking back, I am not entirely sure what kind of information I had in mind. I could tell you about the decline in film quality I have experienced for many years. There are hardly no new films that I really need to see. I look forward to the new Twin Peaks series which I hope will be better than the newest X-Files. I could tell you how old fashioned I am and that I have a subscription to a DVD-by-mail-order. This for the simple reason that no VoD (video on demand) provider offers much that I want to see and all the il-/half-/semi-legal ways bring too much fuss for me. Or tell you about the page in which I see series (two episodes per week max). How interesting is all that?
Also, the nights on which I have the time to watch films seem to deminish as well. But when I do see a film that I had not reviewed yet, I will keep writing a little bit about that. Hopefully there are people that like these scribblings.
During two airplaneflights I have killed some time watching to fantasy spectacles. First the lauded “Avatar”, second the first “Hobbit”. I did not expect “Avatar” to be some sort of “Matrix”, but the famous blue characters inhabit some sort of ‘inbetweenworld’ that men can only come using some sort of machine. The film is an ‘ecological awareness’ film and I hope that all the people who saw the film picked up something of the message.
The “Hobbit” then seems to have been given in by all the people who did not find the “Lord Of The Rings” trilogy spectactular enough. Over-the-top action, tons of special effects and a high speed; yep, LOTR in overdrive. I personally prefer the worked out story of the earlier trilogy.
Anyway, on corny earphones in a noisy plane it is close to impossible to follow dialogues, so I undoubtely missed so much from the films that I decided not to really review then. I do not think I will watch either again on my couch if you are curious about that.
This comment was on such a strange place, that I almost spammed it. When I checked what this was about, I found a film with Genesis P-Orridge. The director apparently uploaded his 2006 short to Youtube for your entertainment. Check it out if you are interested. Continue reading
Now that I think of it, we also watched the first series of the lauded series “Breaking Bad“. The series have a nice joke here and there, but also here the first series did not make me want to watch the second. Many people say that the series develops, but frankly, when you want people to watch your series, the first have to be very good, right? I guess I missed that part.
We usually spend one evening a week watching series. Not on TV though, I am terrible with following things on TV, I just want to watch something when I want to watch it. Also I am no fond of all these 7+ season series and consequentally not of still running series. Also I find little of interest actually. Continue reading
It has been a while since I saw “Enter The Void“. Taking that the DVD would be released by now, I thought I would get myself a copy and watch it again. Well, the DVD is available, but from the average DVD shop downtown… Fortunately there is the internet.