perhaps we’re headed for a circa-1980s, mid-cold war american scepticism revival in US programming. there’s The Americans, a great show about Soviet spies undercover as a married couple in Washington DC, Deutschland 83, Amazon’s German-language outfit about the average east-Berlin-soldier-turned-spy, and now Narcos, a Netflix chronicling of Pablo Escobar’s ridiculous sphere of influence in the … Continue reading groovin, guh guh guh groovin
Saw Inside Llewyn Davis last night. Liked quite a few parts of it, particularly the singing (Oscar Issac, you never disappoint), Carey Mulligan being a total badass, the cat, Llewyn’s having of the cat, and the introduction of so many shades of people in a one and a half hour long film. There are bits … Continue reading Inside Llewyn’s Davis
Every kind of person in a single paragraph: “Why do we complain of Nature? She has shown herself kindly; life, if you know how to use it, is long. But one man is possessed by greed that is insatiable, another by a toilsome devotion to tasks that are useless; one man is besotted with wine, … Continue reading a neat trick!
And now more from the apparent riot that was Ex Machina. Alex Garland’s much lauded epic is a rehashing of the same darkness and eat-your-soul type narrative his earlier films, 28 days later and Sunshine expounded on. This film explores a very specific area encapsulated by both psychology and philosophy – the nifty little space of … Continue reading Deus Ex Machina