Prone to go off on rants, tangents and ramblings but I get there in the end.
Relic explores the real life horrors of old age and what it can do to a family. The tension builds slowly but with purpose towards a 3rd act that sticks the landing. Rather than resort to cheap jump scares the film builds its horror through what you think you see in the dark corners of the old house. When what lurks in the shadows is finally revealed it makes it all the more terrifying.
The first film I have watched at the cinema in 2015 will be quite possibly the best I see all year. 'Birdman' is 2 hours of spellbinding film-making. My eyes were glued to the screen for the entirety of what felt like a truly unique viewing experience. Its a strange and brutally honest film which wont be to everyones taste. I personally loved every single minute. Set around the opening of a play written, directed and staring washed up actor…
Based on a true story of an undercover FBI agent tasked with taking down a mob family from the inside. The subject matter and themes to be found in 'Donnie Brasco' are clearly not particularly original. It is also probably fair to say that this type of story has been delivered more effectively by more accomplished directors. Mike Newell's direction here is slick and polished but I never quite felt like he made his stamp on the film like say…
After the constant barrage of trailers over the last few months I was quite dubious of what we were going to get in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'. It seemed overcrowded and almost like it was trying too much too soon. Looking back on it now, Marc Webb has reined things in slightly and it was a decent and enjoyable film. It has some pretty major flaws sprinkled throughout but for what I was expecting, I feel satisfied.