The best vampire films of all time (according to me):
STRANGER THINGS [season two] ★★★½☆
The most overrated show on television, but is fun nonetheless. Moments of exhilaration are hampered by pedestrian direction.
Out to own today:
BLADE RUNNER 2049 was not great. But for those who are fans, here are three related short films.
D: Jeremy Rush.
S: Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Caitlin Carmichael, Wendy Moniz, Shea Whigham.
Uses same car-camera gimmick as VEHICLE 19 to larger success. Film still feels contrived. Chases do not last very long. Not in the same league as DRIVE.
THE DAY AFTER (Geu-hu) ★★★½☆
D: Hong Sang-soo (Yourself & Yours, Oki’s Movie, Night & Day, Woman is the Future of Man, The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well).
S: Min-hee Kim, Haehyo Kwon, Yunhee Cho, Saebyuk Kim.
Director Hong Sang-soo continues to catalogue male romantic ineptness/cruelty, in seemingly endless permutations. Relationship carnage ensues.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-day-after.html
I want a streaming service blockbuster to be bold, to show the way to its anaemic cinema siblings.
High-concept thrillers lost their potency after SPEED.
THOR: RAGNAROK ★★★☆☆
D: Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows, Eagle vs Shark).
S: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins.
The Marvel cinema universe gets some much needed peril and stakes. Action choreography still lacking.
This website is written by Hemanth Kissoon.
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- The unexpected
Brains and soul are key; but adrenaline junkies do not fret, there is also much love for an experience that delivers a sucker-punch to the guts via stunningly delivered thrills.
The evaluation of a film
Verb, "to filmaluate”:
To evaluate a film
I am well aware how difficult it is to make a film, put on a stage play, create a television show, write a novel, let alone make something of note. (That appreciation doesn’t stop me from having high standards though.)
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