Monthly Archives: April 2014


Under the Skin – 3

2014-04-30T21:45:59+00:00April 30th, 2014|Reviews|

This film made no sense. Absolutely none (unless, apparently, you had read the book it was based on). Much dialogue was unintelligible and the cinematography was dreary. It even managed to make an unclothed Scarlett Johansson unattractive. [Smoking -1, incidental crowd scenes]

Enemy – 6.5

2014-04-28T19:27:45+00:00April 28th, 2014|Film Festival, Reviews|

Perhaps this was Canada's version of Magic Realism, or perhaps it was cinema-by-collage. However it can be described, it certainly was bizarre. Start with the casting of Jake Gyllenhaal, who was convincing neither as a college history professor nor as his more financially successful doppelganger. Instead of an attempt at reality, I had the feeling [...]

Grand Budapest Hotel – 7.8

2014-04-03T18:25:29+00:00April 3rd, 2014|Reviews|

The latest, and one of the best, from the modern movie Mannerist Wes Anderson - a totally stylized romp through pre-war Eastern Europe, if you can call a cross between the Marx Brothers and James Bond a style. Each shot begged you to look for little jokes in the background - like the Delta flight [...]