What Richard Did
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Written by Malcolm Campbell, Starring Jack Reynor and Roisin Murphy
Synopsis - What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until in one summer night Richard does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.
Thoughts - This film kind of got lost in the shuffle during a time I saw a bunch of very good films. It’s small, but also worthwhile. It’s a hard one discuss without spoiling a key plot point. I touch on it during the Quick Fix of Episode 50 of The Flicksation Podcast at the 2:55:14 mark. You can find the podcast at Flicksation.com or on iTunes. (I’m Ian in case you didn’t know)
My Rating : 7/10
An Australian/German film Directed by Cate Shortland, Written by Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee, Starring Saskia Rosendahl, Ursina Lardi and Kai-Peter Malina
Synopsis - As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents’ beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
Thoughts - Hear my thoughts as part of our discussion on The Flicksation Podcast Episode 50. We discuss it at the 53:37 mark. You can find the podcast at Flicksation.com or on iTunes. (I’m Ian in case you didn’t know)
My Rating : 7/10
It’s been three weeks since we recorded, so we had a large and eclectic group of films to discuss in the Review and Quick Fix section of the show.
On Episode 50 we discuss Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, The Australian/German Lore, Seth Rogen and Co’s This is the End and the rest of the guys talk Man of Steel.
We talked recent film news, each gave a “Extreme Makeoever : Film Edition” film pick and finished it off talking any other new stuff we’ve seen of late in the Quick Fix. ( I touch on the brilliant doc We Steal Secrets : The Story of Wikileaks, and the Irish film What Richard Did )
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I’m hoping this’ll be Scorsese’s fifth consecutive amazing film. It’s silly to expect anything less.
The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer
Clearly there is much excitement for Martin Scorsese’s latest. It opens November 15th.
What’s your reaction to the trailer?
It’s been a month since I’ve read. Its pretty embarrassing. 1984 has been my favorite book since I was 18 years old. But I haven’t read it since that age, so my plan was to give it another go and hopefully reinforce all the admiration I already have. Instead I just carried it around for a month without cracking it open.
I’ve moved on for now and have started Somebody : The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. He, like an Orson Welles is an innovative artist and larger than life cultural icon that amazes and fascinates me like few others. Clearly, Brando rules!
Directed by Ben Hweatley, Written by Alice Lowe and Steve Oram Starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram
Synopsis - Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.
Thoughts - Hear my thoughts as part of our discussion on The Flicksation Podcast Episode 49. We discuss it at the 5:56 mark. You can find the podcast at Flicksation.com or on iTunes. (I’m Ian in case you didn’t know)
My Rating : 7/10
Directed Henry Alex Rubin, Written by Andrew Stern, Starring Andrea Riseborough, Jason Bateman, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton and Alexander Skarsgard
Synopsis - A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world.
Thoughts - Disconnect was self-serious to a fault. Hear my quick take as part of the Quick Fix on The Flicksation Podcast Episode 49. I mention it at the 2:41:11 mark. You can find the podcast at Flicksation.com or on iTunes. (I’m Ian in case you didn’t know)
My Rating : 5/10
Sun Don’t Shine
Directed and Written by Amy Seimetz, Starring Kate Lyn Sheil, Kentucker Audley and Kit Gwin
Synopsis - A couple takes a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida.
Thoughts - I was left not feeling I got a full film experience. Robert and I (mostly Robert) touch on Sun Don’t Shine at the 2:11:46 mark during the Quick Fix of The Flicksation Podcast Episode 49. You can find the podcast at Flicksation.com or on iTunes. (I’m Ian in case you didn’t know)
My Rating : 6/10
Directed by Ariel Vromen, Written by Ariel Vromen and Morgan Land, Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans and David Schwimmer
Synopsis - The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.
Thoughts - Robert and I talked some about The Iceman during the Quick Fix segment of The Flicksation Podcast Episode 49. I had a blast with these bad mustaches, but Robert had a very different experience. (Possible childhood stache trauma? ) We discuss it at the 2:05:03 mark. You can find the podcast at Flicksation.com or on iTunes. (I’m Ian in case you didn’t know)
My Rating : 7/10
Star Trek Into Darkness
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg
Synopsis - After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
Thoughts - Hear my disppointed, but not entirely well thought out dismissal of the film as part of our discussion on The Flicksation Podcast Episode 49. We discuss it at the 34:56 mark. You can find the podcast at Flicksation.com or on iTunes. (I’m Ian in case you didn’t know)
My Rating : 5/10