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Bitesize Review: The Raid (2011)

DIRECTOR: Gareth Evans.

CAST: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Ray Sahetapy.

SYNOPSIS: In the slums of Jakarta, a group of dangerous murderers and gangsters live in a tower block that even the police won’t enter. When a SWAT team decides to storm the building and take down notorious drug lord, Tama (Sahetapy), the other residents of the block won’t go down without giving it all they’ve got.

My broken arm calls for a slightly different (and bitesize) reviewing format. So here’s ten things I want to say about The Raid: Continue reading

Trailer Talk: A Jaundiced Bill Murray, Bridesmaids Assemble, Will Ferrellllllllll and Miley C

This week we see another ensemble piece courtesy of Wes Anderson, the Bridesmaids cast reunite for Friends With Kids, Disney go 3D (again), Eva Mendes as a bad mother, Will Ferrell go crazy in subtitles, someone brush their teeth and smoke at the same time, James Franco channel another writer and Miley Cyrus piss off Demi Moore. Let’s talk trailers: Continue reading

Review: The Skin I Live In (2011)

DIRECTOR: Pedro Almodovar.

CAST: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Blanca Suarez, Roberto Alamo, Eduard Fernandez, Fernando Cayo, Jose Luiz Gomez, Barbara Lennie, Susi Sanchez.

SYNOPSIS: After losing his wife in a car crash, prolific surgeon Dr. Robert Ledgard (Banderas) becomes obsessed with creating a synthetic skin that could have saved her. His quest for a burn-proof skin is helped by patient Vera (Anaya) who stays in his beautiful home along with housekeeper Marilia (Paredes).

I have to admit that I have never seen a film by Pedro Almodovar. Loosely adapted from the novel Mygale (translated into English as Tarantula) by Thierry Jonquet, The Skin I Live In is a meticulously executed and elegant labyrinth of a film that has me fascinated as to what the remainder of Almodovar’s back catalogue includes. Continue reading