The lights went off and there he was – Hercule Poirot… and the minute I saw him, all I could think was ‘Woah! This is some serious Movember game going on here!’ I suddenly understood why this film has set its release date for November… I mean – clearly, it can’t be a coincidence..
I have read a lot recently about how Hollywood is in crisis, how it fails to deliver movies that would engage the audience and how it’s lacking any kind of imagination – and frankly, I do agree. Luckily, there are still movies that tell stories in totally charming ways.
When I got to the cinema and the film started, for the first twenty minutes, I’ve been asking myself ‘what the hell was I thinking? why am I even doing this to myself?’ It was so hard for me to watch, and if it wasn’t a Nolan film, I might as well give up on it.
On days like these, I try not to do anything that would require too much energy or brain activity as my brain is not properly oxygenated to be able to fully perform. So, with not enough oxygen in my system and feeling half asleep, I thought these are the perfect conditions to watch the new Baywatch!
I was absolutely sure that the new version of Beauty and the Beast will not just turn out to be bad (real bad, actually) but that it will also prove itself as a completely unnecessary film. Could it possibly be any good? Well, now that I have finally seen it, I am happy to report that yes, it could! In fact, I was totally enchanted.
A lot has been written and said about Olivier Assayas’ latest movie Personal Shopper. I’ve read it all. And since it had Kristen Stewart in the lead, whom I hated since the Twilight days, I was hoping it was the people at Cannes that booed the film, that were actually right. But man, was I wrong. I absolutely loved this film and I owe a huge apology to Ms. Stewart.