Meanderring tale with a borrowed plot. An aged Willis stumbles around Venice Beach in a pastiche of himself. Billed as a comedy, with the only laughs coming from how shoddy this films looks now. Might have been a hit in 1994. Dull and tiresome. 😦
A puritanical family has to endure a nightmare when a witch steals their youngest child and casts a spell on their remaining children. Austere and evocative, with a predatory camera that imparts a terrifying atmospheric on this exquisite folk tale.
Small town crime drama with a decent premise that is not smart enough to invert expectations with its rather predictable ending. Even though told backwards and home to a couple of decent moments, this is formulaic at best. 😐
Modern Gothic horror reminiscent of Shutter Island and Fincher’s The Game. Excellent imagery and fine performances all round, but at two and a half hours, far too long for such a slight tale.
Drama based on the ill-fated 1996 Hall/Fischer Everest expedition. Generally solid, respectful and well-acted mountaineering epic, slightly undone by over-use of CG and by some awkward directorial choices which rob the movie of tension.
A struggling farmer swallows his pride in order to escort a charismatic bandit to justice for the bounty. Thoroughly splendid and thought-provoking Western with great performances and a focus on moral quandaries.
Fresh out of prison, an ex-cop tries to get his life back on track in this small town, American thriller. Above average genre piece, with a solid cast and neo-noir trappings, this doesn’t stray too far from expectations, but still entertains. 🙂