Reviews by clayton
I enjoyed this program, although the editing was lacking and the commercial jumps are annoying. The sheer volume of rich dialogue is what probably contributed to it's being cancelled after one season and at the same time you had Black Sails on pay per with plenty of killing, cussing, sex and nudity, tough to compete with that with just interesting characters and strong writing. See this and wonder at what would happen next, maybe this is the ultimate cliff hanger, getting cancelled by network.
I enjoyed "Not Quite Hollywood" but this was more fun and more insightful. This should be mandatory viewing for any film student wanna be. This is truly a lesson in how films used to be made and how films like Star Wars and Jaws stopped the B-film industry that drove the Drive-in culture and produced many future stars,producers and directors that still work and influence the industry today. These films are all very cheesy and over the top but they never took themselves very seriously anyway. So make some popcorn and have a laugh, cause they don't make em like this any more, and some would say that's a good thing, I would argue that we need access to more variety in our films, music and literature, not just what some investment firm says is a safe bet, because after all isn't entertainment suppose to be entertaining and built on a artists creative idea and vision.
I was looking forward to this film when I heard it was in production, well that was before. This for me was awful, all I could keep thinking was why is Stellan in this, the rest of the actors sway from wooden to creepy but always returning to their base of unintersting. The editing is slow and arduous, the main character is completely unengaging and uninteresting, she's not so much a nymphomaniac as just a woman in need of someone basic decent humans in her life. I'm familiar with the directors work, he loves to push your limits, but how many times is the antagonist going to be a woman/girl that is left with bad situations only made worse by her choices. I'm starting to think that Lars doesn't care too much for women in general.Unlike Hitchcock, who loved to put women & men in dire arenas , they are typically a exercise in morality, back lit by terror. So I'm done gripping, I hope someone out there enjoys this film and if so, please leave a review, I would love know what I missed.
Good film from Danny Boyle , the film goes in directions you just don't expect and isn't that the true fun of any crime drama
This album shows the Slits at their peak even though it's early in the life of the band, they would so suffer from too many distractions later on, Typical Girls is great fun and if you can see the video for it on youtube please do and on the cover of the Marvin Gaye track, they emote anger, sadness and confusion , like anyone being cheated on, leaving the original feeling a little flat. As for the rest of the album, it's full of hits and misses , usually on the same song. Some will dismiss it, others will not, either way it paved the way for others to follow.