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  • The Final Year

    The Final Year

    ★★★

    It’s an interesting look into the day to day workings of what has always been an incredibly opaque world. The level of access here is the real star - quite mind blowing when considering the all out hostility seen in the newest administration’s desire to write the script of how they should be perceived. 
    The final year doesn’t really stride forward with much of a point to make, but is happy to be a fly on the wall and an…

  • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

    ★★★

    Rankin and Bass try to answer all those lingering Xmas questions but forget to have fun.

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  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Is this a Rust Cohle flat circle or another Lost Highway?

    There's so much going on here and it's difficult to decipher. Here we are in this tale - with doppelgangers, voyeurism, sexual deviance, unremembered pasts, cyclical histories doomed to repeat...

    We are in chaos it seems.
    From the opening title card about 'Chaos being undeciphered order', through all the backdrop chalk sketches on Adam's chalkboard. It's because we're in it - that we don't understand it.

    Another theme here…

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★½

    I'm surprised I liked it given the general consensus that this film was a bust.

    It's just got a different tone - it's own tone. And that kind of thing can turn some people off. This film bathes itself in it's own mood, in it's own juices, in it's own blood - and as such, it's obviously very self obsessed and overdone - but that's not a bad thing. I respect that the film is it's own trip - with…