Doomsday (2008)

Doomsday (2008) — This is a stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid movie… and I fucking dig the hell out of it.  Neil Marshall, director of the very good The Descent, basically opted to take Mad Max, 28 Days Later, Escape From New York, Excalibur, The Omega … Continue reading

The Road (2009)

The Road (2009) — John Hillcoat’s previous film The Proposition was compared to the novels of Cormac McCarthy: a taciturn western with a bleak tone and intense violence.  Fitting then that Hillcoat’s second film is from a Cormac McCarthy novel.  Not a western, but definitely bleak and violent.  The post-apocalyptic setting of The Road really … Continue reading