Luca - Oh, how I adore a Pixar release. I actually wasn’t 100% on this in the first ten minutes, as it felt like we were really thrown into things, almost like we were missing 5 minutes, but I got my bearings and enjoyed the ride from there. I loved how low stakes and a slice of childhood life it was. Great cast, gorgeous animation and colours and the character designs, whilst bold, don’t take you out of things. One I’ll be rewatching very soon.
What would you get if you were to take a 'John Wicks' film and give it a minimal budget & an addiction to crack-cocaine? You would have 'Nobody', the single GREATEST Piece. Of. S**t that I have ever had the *privilege* of seeing on the big-screen!
No words of a lie? If it were playing after 'In The Heights' on Sunday (after I took my mother to see it), I would happily watch it for a second time.
(Robert De Nero, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones star this charming blend of The Producers [without the songs] and The Electric Cowboy. Failing Film Producer [De Nero] and Mob Boss Financier [Freeman] decide they can make more money from insurance if their lead has an "accident" and pick a fading suicidal Western Star [Lee Jones] to fill the role.)
I’ve blogged about this movie before (https://stuffianlikes.home.blog/2021/01/20/a-book-ian-likes-a-day-in-summer-by-j-l-carr/ ) but I managed to get hold of a copy of it courtesy of a random act of kindness by some random person on the internet.
It’s a very slight story but it unfolds with increasing tension and pace before becoming ing quite gripping. It’s also densely written with an absolute ton of symbolism and character moments that make you go “ooh!” The cast are superb (Jack Shepherd and Peter Egan play the leads but the supporting cast includes John Sessions, Jill Bennet, Tom Chandon and Caroline John). It is quite brilliant.
"There's a horror movie named Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everybody keeps invading you."
Thought I’d revisit this again to give it another chance. But nope, it’s still a mess. The script really needed to be rewritten from the ground up in my opinion or at least given a few more drafts because barely anything in this works. And there are plot holes so large that they threaten to become a singularity.
(Mature British Drama A young man wakes from a beating on the edge of his old home town with no memory of the last 5 years Where has he been, Why was he beaten, Did he deserve it?)
School's Out Forever 
(Another Brit Zom-Com this set the School system. A Boys school led by a slightly crazed Chemistry teacher [Alex McQueen] run afoul of the very crazed Head of a Girls school [Samantha Bond] when they inadvertently kidnap her Daughter during a supply run)
(Mature coming of age French drama. As a young woman peepers to leave school and pondering her next step, she's drawn towards a slightly older woman and the wider LGBTQ community in general.)
The Climb 
(Comedy Drama with shades of Cohen Brothers A mountain biker returns home years after sleeping with his best friend's girlfriend and finds them about to get married, and though things may be forgiven they're not always forgotten.)
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