Posts Tagged ‘England’


The January doldrums continue: “The Boy”

January 31, 2016


Well, it’s still January, and Hollywood is making damn well sure know it by continuing to make us suffer for the unpardonable crime of wanting to see a movie a month after the holiday season. The latest instrument of punishment is The Boy, which, while not a terrible movie, is still pretty bad. And that’s before it becomes outright, pants-crappingly stupid. Wanna hear about it? Oh yes you do…
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Adventures at the Center of the Universe: “Dear Galileo”

July 26, 2009

dear_galileo_poster6Nithiwat Tharathorn’s film Dear Galileo is a surprisingly effective coming-of-age story, which crackles with such realism that it puts most American movies about teenagers to shame. Galileo is also a road movie, and a buddy movie along with a coming-of-age story, and while it hits familiar beats, it never seems derivative or false. Anchored by two exceptional performances, the movie is never less than watchable, and often times genuinely affecting.
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And We’re Back to Bad Movies: “28 Weeks Later”

November 29, 2007

28 Days Later
was a surprise international success and managed to salvage both Danny Boyle’s career and the zombie movie genre in fell swoop. Boyle’s career, you may recall, went up in flames after the spectacular failures of The Beach (a limp adaptation of Alex Garland’s Gen X take on Lord of the Flies) and A Life Less Ordinary (I haven’t a fucking clue what that movie was supposed to be about). Read the rest of this entry ?