Articles Posted in the " Melancholia " Category

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    “Armageddon outta here” is a joke that no one says in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. But someone should have, because that line is much funnier than anything else uttered in this supposed Rom-Com, which is really a rather telling sign. Lorene Scafaria’s directorial debut feels rather forced and is incredibly irritating which is a shame as the premise is so promising. The good things? Keira Knightley’s life is threatened by a big rock. The down side? She is taking us all with her. Bitch.

  • The Top 5 Films That Aren’t As Clever As We Think They Are

    We all like to think there are films out there that can completely alter our world view, and hey, every now and then we bloomin well find one. A film that dazzles is one thing, but a film that changes your entire perception – they are perhaps fewer and farther between than Hollywood history would have us believe. Introducing films and filmmakers labelled as making ground-breakingly intelligent cinema and why it could be that they aren’t as clever as we’d like to believe…

  • Another Earth

    Another Earth is an interesting, confidently-executed film which attempts to deal with the big questions. It succeeds where it touches on authentic human emotion and relationships, but falls down where it tries to be all big and fancy. It does have a pretty cool end shot, though.