Pre-Hollywood fame Denis Villeneuve delivers a moving interpretation of the 1989 ‘Montreal Massacre’, in which a misogynistic student sets out to kill as many feminists as he can.
In black and white, and shifting between the perspectives of two victims/witnesses, as well as looking over the shoulder of the perpetrator (but never really going inside his head), Villeneuve creates a thoughtful, moving piece of work, comparable to Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, if not the unrelenting brutalism of Alan Clarke’s original of that name.
Shaun The Sheep Movie
He’s Shaun the sheep, he’s Shaun the sheep; he even mucks about with those who cannot bleat. Keep it in mind he’s one of a kind – oh, life’s a treat with Shaun the Sheep.
Misfiring early 90s noir mangled into more of a SCARY BAD WOMAN IS SCARING ME yuppie horror thing, but still quite watchable, with Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle and Faye Dunaway.
On paper, a great prospect: John Hillcoat (Ghosts… Of The Civil Dead, The Road, The Proposition) directing Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K Williams, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jnr, Gal Godot, Woody Harrelson etc, with an unrecognisable Kate Winslet as a Russian mob boss, a byzantine plot about crooked cops and heists and double crosses… But sadly on the day it didn’t pan out. Not bad, just not… Great.
Upbeat, uplifting, fun modern take on the high school losers movie, with Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons as a trio of geeky kids who get caught up in shenanigans. WITH HILARIOUS CONSEQUENCES. Made me want to see more by director Rick Famuyiwa.
[The Godfather title screen]
MIND THE ORANGES, MARLON!