Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Dave Green (USA, 2016) I do kinda like the Turtles. I’ve always been into the idea of them, and the comics. I’ll go into length at some point in the future about how much I love 80s alternative/independent culture, from bands like the Minutemen and Hüsker Dü to the Garbage Pail Kids, Troma Films andContinue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”

Ladies in Black

Bruce Beresford (2018) I love a nice department store. While the biggies like Harvey Nicks, Selfridges, John Lewis and such have a level of allure to the addict-consumer in me, I much prefer the local department stores, ones that have a bit of history and personality; the kind of place that really goes all outContinue reading “Ladies in Black”

Knives Out

Dir: Rian Johnson, 2019 I wasn’t sure what to make of this one, before I saw it. It looked like fun, and a friend whose opinion I respect recommended it. But it looked a bit period-y, and I’ve never been that into Agatha Christie. I was wrong: it’s not period-y at all. In fact, it’sContinue reading “Knives Out”

Love, by Gaspar Noé

I wasn’t sure Noe was going to make another film. He shot to prominence with Irreversible, a shattering backwards narrative that forced the audience to confront the grim reality of brutal vengeance before knowing what had led the protagonist to that point, while a woozy disembodied camera floated us uncertainly through Paris from scene toContinue reading “Love, by Gaspar Noé”