Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Week In Film #088: Heavily pregnant

Last time at the cinema before drop day! And a mighty fine, thoroughly enjoyable, smart popcorn movie it was too, but I guess that’s what you expect with Christopher Nolan.

Leo DiCaprio heads up a team of dream burglars in a subconsciousness heist. Awesome visuals and sound, great performances (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, plus Ken Watanabe, , Cillian Murphy and Tom Berenger, oh and a somewhat out of place Michael Caine).

A Week In Film #087: Aha!

Bad Day At Black Rock
Hot damn, another one of those watch-any-day movies. John Sturges knocks out a modern western that also prefigures those western-influenced Japanese easterns. Amazing locations. Superb compositions. Rich colours.

Spencer Tracy as a one-armed war vet stopping off at a near-abandoned one-saloon desert town somewhere in the southwest. Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin are the rednecks not keen on his presence.