St. Vincent (2014) Movie Review; Best film of 2014,Bill Murray back to his best!

OK, I am in love this with this film for several reasons, one being that Bill Murray is back to his lovable self in his best movie since ”Lost in Translation”(2003) I have always watched Murray’s films but he has not been in a hit for the best part of a decade (Excluding the cameo in Zombieland) it’s not that his films since then have been poor but none of them have given Bill the licence to really express that ” Go fuck yourself face” or throw away witty sarcastic lines like they mean nothing, in St.Vincent he plays a man who has given up on keeping up with life and instead spends his time telling people where to go or insulting people who dare think about being nice to him.

The cast is so strong throughout that there is never a moment were the film dips at all, you have the warm & charming Melissa McCarthy who plays a straight character with great depth, you have the acting chops of Naomi Watts who somehow managers to convince you that she is a East European hooker, along with Chris O’Dowd who plays the teacher with the heart of gold, the mix of this cast is perfect, it’s very rare that you get a cast that gels so well and compliments each other in the way they do in this movie.

It’s written and directed by Theodore Melfi, I am about to download his previous films, based on this film he must have some unknown quality in his back catalogue.

The film will make you laugh,… at times make you feel like crying but by the end you will have the sense like I did that this is as close as your going to get to making the perfect movie, it will take you out of your living room and into a world full of possibilities.

Do yourself a favour and go and watch it!

10/10

KO

 

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Sex Ed (2014) Movie Review;This movie is very underrated 8/10 smart & funny.

This movie is very underrated, for one it’s about sex which normally, in a comedy like this you tend to get a lot of dildo jokes matched with embarrassment for the beholder, not so in this smart and funny film.

Added to the quirky but interesting nature of the film you have the cute kid from 6th sense(The one who see’s dead people) starring as a grown up teacher who is being bullied about his sexual inactivity and passive approach to life.

It also brings up a bundle of questions but attacks them in a balanced way so you don’t feel like you are being educated or preached to, I would recommend the film for all comers,no pun intended!

8/10

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The Judge(2014) Movie Review; Mix bag of a film!

This is a real mix bag of a movie, you have two star actors playing roles that they have done a million times in the past, they are in a story that is half interesting, which kind of puts the conclusion of this film in the undecided bracket.

Robert Downey Jr plays an ego maniac who enjoys mind fucking people with his intelligence, while Robert Duvell plays the old miserable father who enjoys holding a grudge,(see what I mean about these pair being type cast)

While their lives come together over tragedy there are moments that are very warm and enjoyable, there are also moments that seem very contrived, in the sense that certain scenes were only included to make you feel all mushy and emotional, point being it came across as an over kill, trying to oversell the feeling of the film.

Worth a watch, but I will have to stick on the fence.