Crimson Peak, directed by Guillermo del Toro, is freaky yet predictable–but you don’t mind at all watching it. Usually a predictable film will put me off, no matter how great everything else is. This wasn’t the best film I’d ever seen and it’s not going to get crazy praise from me, but I liked it when I didn’t think I would which is more than can be said for many films.
Even though it’s technically Sunday, I will be writing as if it’s still yesterday.
Today, I have something to write about. I took no pictures, but I actually did something besides sit in the library and write (which feels like all I’m doing these days and unfortunately not much of that writing is for this blog).
I don’t know what I expected when I sat down in the movie theatre, but The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Directed by Guy Ritchie) delivered something great. The film is set in the 1960s in the midst of the Cold War and follows a Russian and American spy with an amusing rivalry who are forced to work together and a bright British mechanic who’s father the spies are trying to get to.
I’ve talked about Wong Fu Productions before in a Weeklies post. They have been doing short films and videos for longer than YouTube has existed. I first found their channel way back in 2008 and they have consistently delivered quality entertainment. Now they’re moving on to bigger things: their first feature film.
I liked it. Wong Fu have their own artistic style which definitely showed in this film. It’s no big blockbuster, but it’s better than a lot of films that have much bigger budgets.
No Spoilers. Sort of. I don't think there are, anyway. Not what I would categorize as spoilers, at least.
I’ve finally seen Mad Max: Fury Road.
The film hit the ground running and sprinted towards the credits. There’s barely a moment when you aren’t holding onto something: your face, your chair, your stomach, your breath. This was an action film of epic proportions.
Well, that was a thrilling exit from the series by writer and director Joss Whedon. It was great. It even passed the Bechdel test (I think?) and had a decent amount of diversity (by Hollywood’s standards, so don’t get too hopeful).