Gary King (Simon Pegg) is that guy everybody knows from high school. The cautionary tale.
Alas, it comes the time in every summer when a high-concept, sci-fi themed comedy erupts on our screens in order to try to take our ticket money away from our stingy pockets.
In stark, white text against a black background, the film spells out the core elements contained within.
I had little hope for this 'adaptation' when the first trailer popped up.
If you can't trust your best friend(s) when the world ends, who can you trust?
Some movies have good premises that get squandered in the execution, but The Purge is the other way around. It takes a bad premise and makes it work, more or less.
After the screening of Last Days on Mars in the director's fortnight competition, many were wondering why exactly the clunky, derivative Mars-zombie movie was programmed at a high-class festival like Cannes.
Besides the fact that I doubt we'll see a more deft, thrilling genre film this year, I'm very pleased that Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin addresses a number of issues that revenge films have been overlooking for decades.
If there is one thing the English north has a great deal of, it is space. Space and rocks.