Fly Me To Review

Weekly film criticism from a fan of the cinematic

The Amazing Spiderman 2

No two ways about it, The Amazing Spiderman 2 is a mess. A good kind of mess it has to be said, but a mess none the less. For everything that’s good with the movie there are great big mistreads.

Noah

Those of you who follow the film industry closely will know that, recently, Noah has been stirring up a lot of controversy and not all of it because of the reasons you think.

Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

While Captain America 2 is another example of Marvel Studios ability to perfectly pitch a movie, there are flaws that are even more obvious now we’ve been treated to Joss Whedon’s work in this universe.

Under the Skin

Under the Skin is the hardest kind of film to review. Very good or very bad films are a piece of cake to review but flawed masterpieces are a difficult compromise. Under the Skin walks the line and to review this there will be spoilers but probably nothing more than you’ve heard elsewhere.

Need For Speed

As jumps from TV to film go, Need for Speed is not the worst thing that Aaron Paul could’ve done but ultimately the film is so flawed around him that any effort he made to get something out of this is lost.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is the closest we’ll ever get to looking inside director Wes Anderson’s head. Ticking along like a swiss watch, the whole film plays out as one long set piece.

Her

Her is a wonderful film. Charming and intelligent in equal measure with more laugh out loud moments than most mainstream comedies.

The Book Thief

As adaptations go, The Book Thief is something of a mixed bag. Feeling lopsided, with wonderful pro’s but damning cons. This is not to say that it’s a bad movie, rather, an undeveloped movie.

Nymphomaniac Volume 1 & 2

Nymphomaniac might just be the best and worst of Lars Von Trier with a very clear divide between the two. As with all of Von Trier’s work there has been much controversy surrounding Nymphomaniac and rightly so. Arguments about censorship have raged much, no doubt, to Von Trier’s joy. There will be plot spoilers in this review. You have been warned.

Dallas Buyers Club

Well February has been kicked off nicely by Dallas Buyers Club, the latest offering by wooden actor come good Matthew McConaughey. Well paced and slickly delivered, leaving you with a bad taste in your mouth when it comes to the FDA. The only thing that bothers me is that maybe Dallas Buyers Club is too slick for it’s own good.