Fucky Film Review!

*** Apologies ***

Posted by Web Manager on March 10, 2010

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting.  Frankly, I’m surprised how many of you noticed (all 3 of you noticed). To make matters worse I have a backlog of about 30 films I’ve watched over these past three months:

THE WIRE (ENTIRE SERIES) – Impossibly, lives up to and surpasses the hype, takes over your life.  I called it early: it’s all about Valchek.

LONESOME JIM – Surprisingly unsurprising ending.

BLACK SNAKE MOAN – Christina Ricci, thin, topless and possessed by sex demons.  Recipe for success.

WHATEVER WORKS – Nowhere near as bad as people said it’d be. Show some respect for Woody.

THE BEAT MY HEART SKIPPED – Watch it with your dad.  Now I want to see THE PROPHET.

AN EDUCATION – Not that big a deal, but entertaining. Molina makes it worthwhile.  Also thanks but we don’t need another Audrey Tautou.

PRECIOUS – Based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Awesome editing sequence from the subway to the stars to the church.

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN – Weird and intense and awesome, typical of Polanski in that era.

IT’S COMPLICATED – Not that complicated.  Just bad.

SURE THING – Glorious.

HURT LOCKER – Perfect aside from the scene in the supermarket.

THE WHITE RIBBON – Mesmerizing, never boring.

CHOP SHOP – Mesmerizing, kind of boring.

MAN ON WIRE – Mesmerizing, heart breaking, beautiful.

FUNNY PEOPLE – Would have been better as a movie for comedians instead of about comedians for everyone else.

THE MESSENGER – Acting movie. Woody Harrelson’s serious side. Ben Foster annoys me.

NEW MOON – Don’t ask.

EDGE OF LOVE – Dylan Thomas made to look like an idiot. Sienna Miller made to look irresistible.

THROUGH THE GLASS DARKLY – Fucking Bergman. The play the kids put on stands out.


SWEENY TODD – Even so, they sing too much.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN – Best vampire movie ever.

MAD MEN – SEASON 2 – They’re losing me but I hear Season 3 is better.

FANTASTIC MR. FOX – Funny, and kind of poignant, but also kind of empty.  I like how a fox is just a fox but don’t get why a fox’s wife is a door mat.

NEXT DAY AIR – Hard to find something nice to say about this movie. For some reason I thought it would be a little better than it was.

ROLE MODELS – A few laugh out loud moments.

THE HANGOVER – No laugh out loud moments.

CRAZY HEART – I saw it in the theater. Five minutes after Colin Farrell appeared on screen, my father leaned over to my mother and me and said, “that’s Colin Firth.”


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