Before Midnight, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, The Flawed Guru, Film Review, Movie Review

Before Midnight

Before Midnight was the end of a rather cool journey into a very interesting storytelling idea, and filmmaking one for that matter. One in which three films are made 9 years apart, so that not only are the filmmakers behind it getting older and having difference voices and stories they wish to tell, but the…

Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Before Midnight, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

Before Sunset

When I went to watch Before Sunset, it was because it was the second film in a trilogy, with the other two films, Before Sunrise and Before Midnight, ranking on the IMDB top 250 list which I’m currently making my way through. Though with this film not making that list, even if only by a…

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, the Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

Before Sunrise

When you’re a single guy, you don’t really go out of your way to watch films like Before Sunrise, if not purely for what the poster looks like, and with this film it looked pretty soppy. But being the massive film lover I am, and not really caring what I watch, that stuff never holds…

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, The Flawed Guru, Film Review, Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

When it comes to teen novels that have taken the world by storm, I can freely admit that the only series I have actually read was Harry Potter, of which I loved both the books and the film adaptations, but others such as Twilight and The Hunger Games books, I’ve just got no reason to…

The Piano, Jane Campion, Anna Paquin, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

The Piano

Today for the blog is another one of my first ever reviews I wrote back in 2008 and it’s for another classic New Zealand film, The Piano. This is also the last of those early 2008 reviews I wrote to get me into the film review world, and that means I’ll soon start posting up…

Forbidden City Cop, Stephen Chow, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

Forbidden City Cop

I’m not sure why exactly, but a couple months back I decided to check out some Stephen Chow films, ones I’ve seen, and ones I haven’t. For some reason Forbidden City Cop wasn’t on that list, and it wasn’t till a friend of mine said that was actually his favourite Chow film, that I decided…

Bad Grandpa, Jackass, The Flawed Guru, Movie Review, Film Review

Bad Grandpa

When I first saw the trailer for Bad Grandpa I was in stitches, and it quickly did the rounds at work, where even more people had tears running down their faces from the hilarity. What surprised me most about it though was I had no idea it was being made, because I’ve been a Jackass…

Ikiru, The Flawed Guru, Akira Kurosawa, Film Review, Movie Review

Ikiru

Before I watched Ikiru, my exposure to Akira Kurosawa had been from his films Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, Ran, and Rashomon, so one could safely say I saw him as a director that stuck to a very similar genre of film, and that being the samurai themed historical film. So when I saw that this film…

Rosemary's Baby, The Flawed Guru, Film, Movie Review

Rosemary’s Baby

I’ve been a horror fan for a long time, as I was always drawn to them for some reason. I remember when my older brother worked at a video store for 3 years, when I was 12 to 15, and I always found myself in the horror section when I went to visit him. Being…

The Matrix, The Flawed Guru, Movie, Film Review

The Matrix

Who remembers when The Matrix first came out, because I sure do? That’s rhetorical by the way, so please don’t speak at your computer screen. In fact, there should be a new date system, and instead of BCE, and CE, it should BTM, and ATM, because in many ways things changed after The Matrix came…