Steven Knight (screenplay)
A very well constructed film, set in real time in a very claustrophobic setting. The melodramatic narrative isn’t a flaw as the kind off ‘soap opera’ break down of this man’s life keeps you engaged because of the script and players.
quote: Ivan Locke: Two words I learned tonight. Fuck Chicago.
Veronica Roth (based on the novel by), Evan Daugherty (screenplay)
I found this disappointing and the story was predictable. I suppose i am not the targeted age range for its audience but its length wouldn’t keep a younger crowd interested. All very obvious story telling and film making.
quote :Jeanine Matthews: The system removes the threat of anyone exercising their independent will. Divergents threaten that system. It won’t be safe until they’re removed.
Daleks need love!
The Double (2013)
Richard Ayoade, Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel)
Creativity, it was like all the most odd film makers of the past 30 plus years in one film. Yep, it has echoes of Brazil and Fight Club. Or is it, that these stories have ‘echoes’ of Dostoevsky. I did enjoy Jesse Eisenberg performance…& i was wondering if it was that chap from Dinosaur Jr in a minor role, it was by the way. But I was left at the end of this film, thinking I’ve seen it all before.
Richard Dawson Kiel (September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Bond in Motion London Film Museum:shopping for a new car but i can’t drive but i could figure out how to use the ejector seat.
Back to the Future.
Due to a wonderful friend, i was lucky enough to go to Secret Cinema Back To The Future on the 31.8.2014. You couldn’t take your camera or phone so i didn’t.
With all the acting out of key sequences of the film and recreating the 1955 fictitious town of Hill Valley, it was all very entertaining.
I had forgotten so much of the film’s narrative and was a bit shocked that they was so much mild swearing in it! Also Biff attempts to force himself on Lorraine was a bit raw.
I can now say I’ve seen a DeLorean time machine!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay)
Enjoyable action film, I always liked Captain America and i was pleased that they have introduced The Falcon. I didn’t know much about the Winter Soldier as this story was introduced when i kind of stopped buying comics. I did nerd-out when we hear HYDRA will be keeping tabs on Bruce Banner (The Hulk) & Stephen Strange (Dr. Strange) when the helicarriers are up and running.
There are nods and winks to Redford’s and Jackson’s film careers in some subtle references. Some of the plot’s causes and effects are pretty obvious and now traditional post credits are linked to the next Avengers film.
quotes: Steve Rogers: [on modern times] The food is better. They used to boil everything…
The Monuments Men (2014)
George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay).
What i liked about it what, i believe a modern audience wouldn’t. It was very old fashioned film story telling. There wasn’t endless shoot outs or explosions but a serious tone to what they were trying to achieve. Maybe Clooney could of handed the script writing to someone else.
This isn’t a history lesson but tries to pinpoint a group of mens (and one woman’s) noble act of trying to do protect something of cultural importance.