Review: El Camino – A Breaking Bad Movie

Director: Vince Gilligan Stars: Aaron Paul, Robert Forster, Charles Baker Breaking Bad ended pretty well. Goddamn well, actually. That final run of episodes was TV dynamite, and an almost fully-formed exercise in how to close out a supremely popular cultural phenomenon (not always easy, is it, Game of Thrones?). Head honcho Vince Gilligan and his …

Review: Good Time

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress The millstone of starring in a widely derided young adult franchise has spurred Twilight star Robert Pattinson into a series of increasingly impressive independent roles which have rehabilitated his credentials to the point that his involvement is now a draw rather than a concern. …

Review: I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.

Director: Macon Blair Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, Robert Longstreet First of all, Melanie Lynskey kills it here, so there's that, okay? She's just the best. I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore. is the feature debut from Macon Blair, star of Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin (he also played a supporting role in Green Room). The sensibility …

Why I Love… #86: Branded To Kill

Year: 1967 Director: Seijun Suzuki Stars: Jô Shishido (Gorô Hanada), Kôji Nanbara (No 1), Anne Mari (Misako), Mariko Ogawa (Mami Hanada), Isao Tamagawa (Michihiko Yabuhara) Genre: Action / Crime Thriller Released in its native Japan in 1967, Branded To Kill was a product of Nikkatsu Studios but one of a very different stripe to their usual. At the time Nikkatsu were one of the most prolific studios …

Why I Love… #69: Sympathy For Mr Vengeance

Year: 2002 Director: Park Chan-Wook Stars: Song Kang-Ho (Park Dong-Jin), Shin Ha-Kyun (Ryu), Doona Bae (Cha Yeong-Mi), Lim Ji-Eun (Ryu's Sister), Han Bo-Bae (Yu-Sun) Genre: Crime Thriller In 2002, The Coen Brothers released one of their least loved films; a screwball romantic comedy starring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones called Intolerable Cruelty. The film itself …