An inspirational event that captured the world’s attention, the 2010 Copiapo mining accident in Chile – in which 33 miners were trapped underground for 69 days – seemed tailor-made for a stirring Hollywood adaptation. But arriving in the wake of more cinematically accomplished survival stories like The Martian, In the Heart of the Sea and The Revenant, the miners of The 33 seem to have had an easy time of it.
British director Gareth Edwards makes his Hollywood debut in jaw-dropping style, bringing Godzilla back to the big screen in a grand scale action adventure that is pitched perfectly between obligatory disaster drama and indulgently delightful monster mash.
Read my full review here: http://twitchfilm.com/2014/05/review-godzilla-is-king-of-the-monsters-once-more.html then listen to Fernando and I discuss the film on the podcast.
Robert Pattinson continues to break away from his Twilight image and prove that he will likely be the one from that particular trio of starlets to build a lasting career with this cold, detached but strangely captivating performance. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a ridiculously rich & successful Wall Street trader, who ventures out in his high-tech stretch limo and attempts to traverse Manhattan for a haircut on the busiest day of the year. Based on the novel by Don Delillo, the film can’t help but draw parallels to Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho (and Mary Harron’s film adaptation), while evoking even Apocalypse Now in the way a supposedly simple journey becomes a voyage of dark introspection. Writer-director David Cronenberg returns to the seedy underbelly of society he knows so well and the result is a surprisingly dialogue-heavy glimpse at a scary near-future through the tinted perspective of a crumbling, cocooned social elite. Featuring a supporting cast that includes Mathieu Amalric, Paul Giamatti and Juliet Binoche, this was unfairly maligned by the tweens, and is well worth seeking out.