The Dim-Post

November 30, 2009

Five five second film reviews

Filed under: movies — danylmc @ 3:20 pm

I found the protagonist in Happy-Go-Lucky so annoying that I stopped watching 30 minutes in; Oh Mike Leigh, I liked your characters so much more when they were raping each other and denouncing Thatcherism!

Synecdoche, New York : better than Adaptation, not as good as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a lot weirder and less accessible than either.

Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls seemed like a fine documentary, but I just couldn’t get past my lack of interest in the Topps or their music, so I stopped watching it and played Arkham Asylum for a while. My wife liked it though.

If you read the blurb on the DVD of Rachel Getting Married you’d think that the movie is a ‘hilarious family comedy’, and if you rented Frozen River based on the cover you’d expect to watch a thriller about a ‘deadly game of cat and mouse’. But the marketing departments are lying to you! Both films are really gritty, uncompromising dramas; they’re also really good. Also, Rachel Getting Married has the lead singer from TV on the Radio in it.

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1 Comment »

  1. Had exactly the same reaction to Happy Go Lucky – glad it’s not just me.

    Comment by Cat — November 30, 2009 @ 6:57 pm


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