North East of England.
I watched this on Saturday and it was the first film by Denis Villeneuve I’d seen. So, so good. I love movies where the audience aren’t treated like fucking idiots and are left to work things out for themselves, this is that. Nothing is explained, you have to come to your own conclusions. This is a very cerebral and intense viewing experience and I loved it. - 8/10
Denis Villeneuve is becoming one of my favourite directors and I’ve only started watching his stuff this weekend.
This is tense, engaging and just an overall GOOD film. Strong performances, good writing, cinematography etc. There’s no faults in those terms in my opinion.
Can’t give it more than 8 out of 10 though because I didn’t think Jake Gyllenhaal’s character was particularly well developed, I didn’t really get a feel for who he was or what was really going on with him outside of his job of being a detective. Also, I wouldn’t say I saw the end coming or that I completely “sussed it”, but nothing really surprised me when everything was revealed.
Other than that, top notch. 8/10
THE BLING RING
While I really like Sofia Coppola and her films, all the characters in this were totally unlikable. I know that’s the point, since all the characters are vain, narcissistic teens obsessed with materialism and celebrities, but it’s hard to get involved in the story when you’re watching these arseholes go about their shallow existences having no remorse for what they’re doing. The lead character begins to show cracks here and there but they weren’t wide enough to turn him into our “hero”, so to speak.
Can’t fault how well the film is made or the actor’s performances though, and the atmosphere created by Sofia Coppola is perfect for the story. - 6/10
Nothing riles me up or disgusts me more than racists. Just my luck I happen to live in a town/part of the country that’s fucking full of them.
So I can’t go running for a few months because I’ve developed horrifically painful shin splints.
Guess it’s back to swimming with old women every morning then.
A guy was walking to a bar and on his way he found a girl tied up to the railroad tracks. He untied her and they had sex. Guy gets to the bar and his friends ask why he’s so late. He tells them about the girl he found and all the different positions they fucked in. His friends give him props and ask if he got head, guy replies “I couldn’t find it.”