Sunday, 17 December 2017

Projector


The Night the World Exploded (1957)



Earthquake experts find trouble at the core, something highly explosive called E-112.

Risible science, low budget effects and moderate performances doesn't make this movie any much exciting.

Maltin**: "OK idea hampered by low budget." 


Liv Tyler

Il compagno Don Camillo (1965)



The village of mayor Peppone and Don Camillo, after much dispute, gets a assigned a sister village in Russia.

Mildy entertaining last intsallment of the Don Camillo series.


Juliette Binoche

Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo (1961)



Don Camillo is now a bishop, Peppone is now a senator, but their rivalry is as fierce as when they were just a village priest, and a village administrator.

Entertaining, but now even more episodic continuation of the popular series.

On renewed viewing: still as much fun as the previous versions.


Friday, 15 December 2017

Martha Hyer

A Sound of Thunder (2005)



When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.

Disappointingly below-average sci-fi yarn has a silly, logic-defying plot, poor performances and risible special effects to match; it does show some imagination with its array of mutant creatures.

Maltin*1/2: "Misguided expansion of Ray Bradbury short story with mediocre effects and a confusing script. It's easy to see why this remained on the shelf so long."

Lo scatenato (1968)


Steve Jobs (2015)



Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Energetic, breathless tour-de-force character study easily makes one forget that it mostly consists of talking heads; Winslet and Fassbender deliver amazing performances.