Swinging Safari offers a convincing impersonation of an excoriation of Aussie culture in the moment, it falls apart like an overcooked pavlova if you poke it a little.
As a representation of the corrupting influence of money – whether in the hands of mafioso or oil barons – All the Money in the World is successful if simplistic.
Once you get past the undeniably unique conceit of KanColle, there’s not much to recommend it.
A shitty year with some excellent movies.
McDonagh’s radical sympathy creates his film’s best scenes, while undercutting any kind of coherent thesis.
I thought Code Geass was a tale of resistance, rebellion and ultimately revolution. A heroic tale where the noble Japanese prevail against the evil Britannian Empire.
That’s not quite the story it’s telling.
With a rounded-edged Academy ratio and a muted, earthy palette, A Ghost Story creates a reflective sense of time passed and passing.
Keaton, Chaplin, Tati, Lloyd – and, now, Paddington Bear.