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Film posts

  • Movie review: Robin Hood
    Maximus moves to England Ridley Scott (2010) Like many kids I knew of Robin Hood very early, thanks to the great Disney version, the amazing 1938 movie with Errol Flynn, and I really like the darker tone of Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner. The first time I saw this movie, I didn’t like it…
  • De-Funes special: Oscar & Hibernatus
    I watched these two movies within one week, they share the same director so can end up on the same post. Never trust the maid Edouard Molinaro (1967) This movie is really well-known among De-Funes aficionados, but for some reason I can’t remember watching it as a kid. One of the few that slipped past…
  • Movie review: Venom
    That is one big pile of s*** Ruben Fleischer (2018) I’ve been a big fan of Spider-Man since I was a child. It’s probably my favorite superhero, and Venom is one of the best villains in that universe. I also like superhero movies a lot, I think Tom Hardy is a terrific actor, so on…
  • Movie review: Exodus Gods and Kings
    Bale Out 2: biblical boogaloo Ridley Scott (2014) It took me years to finally see this movie, because I wasn’t interested when it came out, and it had a lot of bad press at the time. But I was pleasantly surprised. Exodus presents a new take on the life of Moses, a valued member of…
  • Movie review: Young Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes vs demonic cupcakes Barry Levinson (1985) Another movie to add to the list of those I’ve seen many times when I was a kid, and that I haeve rediscovered with pleasure as an adult. In Victorian London, young John Watson enrolls in Brompton Academy boarding school, and meets highly gifted fellow student Sherlock…
  • Movie review: Enola Holmes
    And you thought Eurus Holmes was bad… Harry Bradbeer (2020) I really enjoy Sherlock Holmes (quite original isn’t it?) and was very fond of the Sherlock BBC series, up until that dreadful last season, so I was interested to see an adaption coming back to the Victorian era. Enola, younger sister to famous detective Sherlock…
  • Movie review: Hidden Figures
    Racism is unpatriotic Theodore Melfi (2016) When I saw a trailer for this movie and I thought two things: it looks very well made, and it looks preachy as hell. Hidden Figures follows three black women working for NASA in the 1960’s, during a period of high tension with Russia over the space race, and…
  • Movie review: The Aviator
    The Aviator Martin Scorcese (2004) I remember watching this movie in the theater when it came out. It was quite different than anything I had seen before, I didn’t expect to see a movie like this and it turned out I was really fascinated by it. The Aviator portrays part of the life of aviation…
  • Movie review: Le Grand Restaurant
    Le Grand Restaurant Jacques Besnard (1966) Still in my De Funes phase, I’ve re-watched a movie I haven’t seen many times (for a reason). Septime, head of a high-end restaurant in Paris, gets in a lot of trouble when the president of a foreign country is kidnapped during dinner. The Bad: The story is not…
  • Movie review: RoboCop
    RoboCop Paul Verhoeven (1987) Sometimes I don’t understand my own behavior. I’m very much a proponent of auteur theory, if I like an artist I tend to try and look at most of their production. I have liked each Paul Verhoven movies I’ve seen (yes, even Show Girls). Some of them are among my favorites.…
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