Tuesday, 17 April 2018

La dolce vita (1960)


Trespass (2011)



As they're held for ransom, a husband and wife's predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.

Unpleasant thriller with an ensemble of disagreeable characters relentlessly stomps through its confused plot.

Maltin BOMB: "If there's a point to this unpleasant, endlessly repetitive time-waster, it's that the wealthy are just as corrupt and miserable as their "lessers." But you knew that."

Das Spielzeug von Paris (1925)


New acquisition: A Ghost Story (2017)


Anita Louise

Mr. Majestyk (1974)



A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Action thriller with a strange premise and wildly unreal plot somehow manages to do the trick and entertain.

Halliwell*: "Violent but unexpectedly enjoyable action melodrama."

Maltin**1/2: "Above average Bronson thriller...surprisingly tongue-in-cheek script by Elmore Leonard."

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Scarlett Johansson


Exposed (2016)



A police detective investigates the truth behind his partner's death. The mysterious case reveals disturbing police corruption and a dangerous secret involving an unlikely young woman.

Strangely muddled crime story with supernatural tidbits has some good set pieces, but simply doesn't add up to a coherent narrative.