Apologies for the belated post. Ever since taking up an extra writing gig, it seems I have even less time in the world to blog about the world of film. I haven’t commented on the Academy Awards (safe choices), the mass of films that I’ve seen since the New Year (Wolf of Wall Street, The LEGO Movie, Dallas Buyers Club, Captain America, Svengali to name … Continue reading The Raid 2 – 5/5 stars
Okay, around this time last year – I had seen 47 films. This year, taking into consideration my introduction into film journalism, my grand total for 2012 (so far) is…..69. I think. It’s kinda weak, but it just sets a target for next year 🙂 Making more of an effort to catch-up on classics like The Third Man, Brief Encounter and Black Narcissus, the films … Continue reading Review of 2012…with extras.
A good martial arts film nowadays is really hard to come by. In order to be a good film in this genre, there needs to be a balance that can be deemed almost mythical: good choreography, a decent story and impressive stunts. After outings like Thai films Chocolate (2008) and Ong Bak (2003) that focus on kickboxing, and the recent news that Hong Kong Legend Jackie Chan was retiring … Continue reading The Raid: Redemption – 5/5 stars