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‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ is quite a grand title for a very 90s film which, back in 1996, woulda been called ‘FOREST FIRE!’ or something. It’s an ok movie. There’s only really one beat where it really feels like its living up to its title, or where it really feels peak Sheridan, and thats the bit with a pregnant lady, a gun and a horse.
It’s the story of these two mischievous gas-engineers-come-hitmen, making a mess of tying up…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The recording sessions that led to Nick Cave's 2016 album 'Skeleton Tree' were upended by an unexpected bereavement - the loss of one of his children. Revisiting material already written, he found in them an unexpected, harrowing resonance, the songs transformed utterly by events that post-dated them. He & the Bad Seeds and written an album about loss, not realising when they were writing that that'd be the case. It's an absolutely totemic, devastating record.
Zack Snyder uses songs from the…
Viewing #4 of my favourite film of the year so far down, this time in IMAX. It makes a difference on the motorball stuff, those sequences are even better here, with that aspect ratio shift.
I'll keep it short this time but one thing I really like about Alita's script - which seems to be the main target of criticism - is that it has the confidence not to undercut itself with, like, endless quips. It feels expansive and sincere…