Short Film Reviews
Sideways: Great movie. The two diametrically opposed characters are what make this work, as not much actually happens storywise. I kind of saw the main protagonists as the two sides to my personality, the devil and angel on my shoulders – even though thats one grumpy angel.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: I gave this a chance but as with Wes Anderson’s other movies, such as The Royal Tenenbaums, it left me cold. Its an interesting movie but its as if the movie tries too hard to be good, and fails.
National Treasure: It was raining, I just wanted a popcorn flick, so I rented this. As these kind of movies go I really enjoyed it. Cage fulfills the modern Indiana Jones role well and the pacing is excellent. A good action adventure.
I ‘Heart’ Huckerbees: Now this is more like it. I may of called this the best movie of 2004 if I’d seen it then. This film manages to do so much in such a short space of time. All the main players get slowly deconstructed by existential detectives (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) in completely outrageous manners, yet its not a heavy movie at all. I just thought there were so many well acted, funny scenes which actually manage to knit together producing one of the best comedies I’d seen in a long time. And you get a lot to take away with too. Superb.