Documentary Week: Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992) and Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) Reviews

Aileen Wuornos was made famous in film by the movie Monster starring Charlize Theron. Nick Broomfield could have given her the chance to get across her side of the story in the two documentaries he produced on the infamous serial killer. … Continue reading Documentary Week: Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992) and Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) Reviews

Young Adult (2011) Review

Young Adult wasn’t the film I thought it’d be. I imagined it was Charlize Theron’s attempt at comedy, playing a character that was obnoxious, deluded and spoke her mind. A character that you would want to be like, being able to say what you felt with no remorse or sense of regret. I imagined it was Theron’s Bad Teacher. That wasn’t what this film was at all. What you actually have is another subtle but compelling Theron performance that proves how great an actress she is. It’s a film more akin to what she produced in Monster than it is … Continue reading Young Adult (2011) Review

Prometheus (2012) Review

Prometheus should never have been the prequel to Alien. In fact, Alien didn’t actually need a prequel. Ridley Scott has said in numerous interviews in preparation for this film that he always thought there was a story to tell behind the original spaceship where the crew in the original Alien found the eggs and what has now been called the “Space Jockey.” He was probably the only one… I never really remember watching the original and ever really caring what the story behind the “Space Jockey” was and why the spaceship had crashed. I was more intrigued by the eggs and what … Continue reading Prometheus (2012) Review

That Thing You Do! (1996) Re-View

Film4 saved my Sunday afternoon! I’d just finished watching something (can’t even remember what it was now) with my girlfriend cuddled up next to me when I was struck by that dilemma that seems to hit me every Sunday, especially when my girlfriend is staying – “What do we do now?” A lot of you will go straight to the dirty minded option but that wasn’t what I meant. I didn’t want to get up and put a film in. I couldn’t be bothered to actually entertain my girlfriend in any way but because we live a fair distance apart, our time … Continue reading That Thing You Do! (1996) Re-View