Friday, 30 August 2013

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Kick-Ass 2 doesn't measure up to the inspired genius and lunacy of its predecessor but it's still great fun

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Before Sunset (2004)


Last week, we began viewing Richard Linklater’s Before... series in reverse order, starting with Before Midnight. What could one possibly profit from this exercise, you ask?

Friday, 16 August 2013

Only God Forgives (2013)

"What if David Lynch went to Bangkok and made a surreal Bangkok Dangerous with Royston Tan as his DP?"

Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Thirteen Assassins (十三人の刺客) (1963)


Having first watched the 2010 Takashi Miike remake and realising he would also embark on redoing the original Hara-kiri/Seppuku, Eiichi Kudo’s 1963 The Thirteen Assassins was on my to-watch list. This is a review of the original, in light of the remake.

RED 2 (2013)

Not as scrumptious a popcorn flick as its predecessor even though RED 2 has a bigger budget, bigger locations, and a larger story

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Before Midnight (2013)



This is an experiment. Here at A Persistent Vision, I’ve striven to review each film as a self-contained entity, in relation to its genre, and occasionally in the context of an oeuvre. But today, I’m going to view the Richard Linklater series in reverse order, beginning with Before Midnight, and review each film on its own. It’s certainly a way to approach a series of films, and hopefully something different and yet coherent.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Jobs (2013)

It may be about the journey and not the destination – but Jobs doesn’t quite succeed on either count