Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life (2011)

Into the Abyss (2011) – Well, now seems as good a time as any to get into my feelings on the death penalty. Not that I think movies reviews are necessarily the place for such things (though that hasn’t stopped me before) but I think whenever there’s a particularly divisive issue it helps to know … Continue reading

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Encounters at the End of the World (2007) – I must make full confession, I was dead tired but I didn’t want to go to sleep (as it was the middle of the afternoon) so I decided to watch a movie instead. As such, I didn’t stay 100% conscious the whole time so I feel … Continue reading

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) — The stereotype goes that Germans are very weird people. While I’ve met enough perfectly ordinary (and sometimes banal) Germans to know this characterization is not always fair, the stereotype is backed up by film-maker Werner Herzog. Just the way he talks has this strange intensity that compels you to … Continue reading

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009) — So Nicolas Cage can be good in movies, like Lord of War.  Sometimes, like in Matchstick Men, he can be damn good in movies.  He CAN be.  More often than not, he isn’t.  He’s just playing up the “I’m Nicholas Cage, isn’t that weird?” factor.  … Continue reading