G has written 60 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Memories

    Memories

    ★★★★

    Always would of liked to witness Magnetic Rose put to Oneohtrix Point Never’s reimagining of the soundtrack from 2014. Rose is the strongest one here. The most rounded. But they all have there own merits. Obsurd playfulness of Stink Bomb and the beautiful 50s polish animation style like a 2D montage that keeps unfolding in Otomo’s Connon Fodder. 

    A crime, I can’t put this on myshelf in a HD format in the West without putting down some decent import/dealer money!

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★★★

    Pre-millennium tension. People always go for Fight Club. It’s all here..  it’s more raw, you can feel it on the streets of London in its empty weekend office spaces and back alleys.

  • Prince and the Revolution LIVE!

    Prince and the Revolution LIVE!

    ★★★½

    The VHS port just added to magic of this. That extended intro on Little red Corvette just letting that echo around north New York State stadium.

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain

    ★★★★

    When you fall in love with Revolution Wendy all over again. Like I did when I was 8.

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    They Shall Not Grow Old

    ★★★★

    It’s takes its sweet time.. boxed off B/W 16mm then draws you in ...HYPER REAL! Transformative ..a fresh hell.

  • Miracle Mile

    Miracle Mile

    ★★★★

    I knew this was going to be this good... It’s how the obstacles escalate in front of Harry. That keeps trying to convince you this must be a fever dream. Great late 80s Tangerine Dream.










    ‪Why the fuck we didn’t get a spin off post apocalyptic movie of Jenette Goldstein and Co as Beverly Hills luxury bitches with Uzis‬.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★½

    These guys kinda ruined Capt America films for me. Making bland Tom Clancy plod fests. Some astonishing performances here even with the flat direction, specially father and daughter. Zoe Saldana’s Gamora stood out from a fairly two dimensional Guardians in tow. If anything, more tortured Thanos introspection scenes would of made for a better film. It’s a 120min film with a lot of Lord of the Rings 3rd act padding. These films still continue to suffer from some rushed floaty CGI…

  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    ★★★★

    Still holds up and better than the original. Satirical Gremlins attack every facet of culture. Nobody comes off easy, even turning on its own legacy. A joy to watch.

    I've stayed at a small Hotel on E 40th St twice in last 5 years. It slowly dawned on me while rewatching it that I've used the ATM at the bottom of The Clamp Building.

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★★

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

    Unbashful straight to video kill count. This film goes hard for a 15. You can see a conscious effort by Black to try and bring that primal danger back to this antagonist. Just cutting throu rows of G-Men like butter. That's been lost over 30 years of 16 flavours of Todd McFarlane action figures and piss weak cash-in cross overs.
    Shane Black's seasonal holidays (different one this time) and attack chopper flood lights approaching mobile homes. in full effect. Some…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★

    This was decent. It’s a self contained film. A real surprise. No real cross over universe nonsense that’s befuddled recent stuff. Fantastic main performances. Instantly want to see more stuff with these characters. He was the most interesting thing about Civil War. Possibly the UN assassination attempt was originally meant to start this script maybe.

    Jesus, some of that underground / monorail CGI just looked like straight CGI in the 3rd act fight. How much money do these films costs?…

  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World

    ★★

    Ever watch a film that’s feels like nobody actually wanted to make it?.. apart from some Disney shareholders.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    Any film that channels 1980’s Flash Gordon. I was sold on this looking like a Dino De Laurentiis production. This actually comes closer to what Jodorowsky's Dune would possibly turned out like. The Kirby-esque colour explosion and Mark Mothersbaugh moog soundtrack. 

    It still feels a little muted like Homecoming... like Marvel is sitting on its directors urges stopping them from being truely great. A 3rd act where nothing really feels at stake. A problem that goes way back to Iron…