“Guillermo Del Toro!”, “Guillermo Del Toro!” I cried in celebration, with all the flair of an announcer signalling the entrance of a famed matador, rolling my R’s with the force of an old plane turbine spinning, spinning—annoying my brother to no end. Let me say, in my defense, that “Guillermo Del Toro” is a heap-of-fun …
Very seldom have I been so surprised by a movie. What I thought was going to be a stupid, slapstick comedy turned into a reflection on courage and friendship (and stupidity), and a dynamic, complex exploration of the Vietnam War.
This is, if we must assign a genre, a sci-fi action movie. But that is entirely misleading. It is an action movie unlike anything you’ve ever experienced…
Reitz’s is a portrayal not only of the Boer War, but a drama of the Afrikaner nation, and a display of the birthing pains of South Africa. It encapsulates the good, the bad, and the downright ugly – of war, and of man.
The first thirty seconds of this piece are the most exquisite I have heard. That one, prolonged melody – so tender, so earnest, so wistful – reduces my heart to a bleeding pool of warmth. Every. Single. Time.
The Alchemist is a terrible piece of literature. But, above all, it is a book with a soul – a very rare thing.
Alexander Payne’s ‘The Descendants’ tried hard to be different, but ultimately failed to escape the Hollywood mould.
While a weak ending dulls the strength of the film, Taxi Driver is poignant, brilliantly shot and well-deserving of its ‘classic’ status.
This film is the epitome of the drama genre, presented in a manner utterly unlike most modern movies. This is storytelling at its finest…
… This really is a timeless book, a classic we will marvel at one hundred years from now, when perhaps many of its themes have reached their conclusion.