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  • The Wrong Trousers

    The Wrong Trousers

    ★★★★

    This was funny, at times emotional (Gromit crying by being replaced!), thrilling, and then hilarious.

    It starts with a normal comedic premise, twists into a genre-rich Hitchcockian story of something amiss at home, and closes with an unexpected final set piece that is (successfully) playing off tropes from a much different genre that it hadn't laid down the tracks for.

    If you've seen the short, you'll get this pun.

    Anyway I was quite glad I plopped on my 5.1 speaker's…

  • The House Is Black

    The House Is Black

    ★★★½

    Despite being aware of leprosy since grade school through things like the Bible or the case of Damien De Veuster administering to a quarantined group of patients in Hawai'i I have never actually been aware of what the infection involves or looks like.

    This short doc was an interesting introduction to leprosy, though its focus is less on it than the colony it was shot in.

    The film’s dialogue primarily consists of poetry or reading of prayers with the briefest…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    Walter White couldn't make crystal meth as pure as this cinema.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★

    Shane Black makes it look easy.