“Everybody fights, no one quits. If you don’t do your job, I’ll kill you myself.”
Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Paul Verhoeven / Genres: Sci-fi Action Adventure / Year: 1997 / Rating: ****_ / Review: Great pacing. It kept me hooked from start to finish. Satirical and at times goofy (even in the pretty dark moments); this film presents like humorous war propoganda. Some aspects of the film seem a little dated, but otherwise has a refreshingly feminist take for such a film (the lead female characters get into the academy through their own merit and are seen as peers and not inferior to male soldiers/pilots, and though there is obvious sexual tension between genders, the ending is not romantically focused). Feels like it ends abruptly, but it’s also the right ending. Would recommend.
Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Emma De Swaef, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Paloma Baeza / Genres: Fantasy Horror Satire / Year: 2022 / Rating: ***** / Review: Three stories on a central theme of bricks n mortar, these stories cover acquiring a house (with the status that comes with it), how a house can change you or you can lose your sense of identity, and lastly having to compromise between staying and being untethered. I thought it was excellently well done. It takes a medium like felt which is playful, and transforms it into something nightmarishly surreal. Not to mention how well it tackles and navigates serious or complicated human emotions. Really enjoyed this. It’s an excellent film.
“Sorry, I’m a bit of a stickler for paperwork. Where would we be if we didn’t follow the correct procedures?”
Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Terry Gilliam / Genres: Sci-fi Comedy Fantasy / Year: 1985 / Rating: ****_ / Review: I do so enjoy Gilliam’s ability to take even the most serious & mundane human experiences like bureaucracy and make them goofy as fuck. Themes of 1984.Imaginative and messy. Thoroughly disliked Jonathan Pryce’s Sam Lowry who I found to be a loathsome weasel of a man; I put this down to script writing and great acting. Not my personal fave of Gilliam’s but really enjoyable nonetheless. Would recommend.