Category Film Reviews
MQ’s multi-film (or should that be multi-limbed?) Limb Cutter project finally gets off the ground. Stay tuned for exclusive screenplay excerpts and set design art work.
A totally subjective set of films that I found to be enjoyable in 2016. Although I did not watch EVERY film of 2016, I did watch every film trailer, so that has to count for something… right?
As one year of listening to middle-aged leave-voting cinema goers say “They gave the whole bloody film away in the trailer!” loud enough for the whole room to hear comes to an end, another one lies just around the corner. Isn’t life grand? Could you lend me a grand, actually? I might start a Patreon […]
Guest critic and part time miniaturist head-based hedge grower Richard Ayoade weighs in with a sometimes scathing, often snarky, but ultimately totally and unavoidably biased and self-congratulatory ‘think’ piece on his own introspective surrealist (semi)fictional autobiography, Ayoade On Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey. What follows is an overbearingly analytical self-reflective (much abridged) review of an interview […]
Shanghai Noon is an action-comedy film starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, and Walton Goggins, released in the year 2000. It was co-scripted by long time writing partners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who have worked together on twenty one film/ television projects since 1996. The film aims to pay homage to some […]
In 2014, Movie Quibble had 145 postings. In 2015, including this one, Movie Quibble had 25 posts made to it. Bar charts wise that is a significant difference right there, and while all manner of conclusions can be drawn from those figures where the author’s life circumstances and motivations are concerned, one thing is for […]
Having been irreparably wounded by aggressively poor cinema (the Hobbits) on multiple occasions in the last few years, I find that I’ve developed a defence mechanism: going to less films. To be more exact, not going to any films that look bad from the trailers, sneak preview clips, or maybe just the poster – see […]
Netflix have done a good thing. To make up for single handedly stealing 100% of Blockbusters’ customers. causing them instantaneous bankruptcy (they had to auction off their chairs and staplers and light fittings just to get the final paychecks to their employees), Netflix have agreed to put up a documentary about environmentalism from 2014 called […]
You want to direct a film, something which promotes your ethical convictions while also condemning the unquestioned societal horrors which you are forced to withstand day in, day out. But it’s 1989 and there’s not a half-way in hell that someone is going to watch your radical vegan documentary, let alone fund it. And even […]
“What’s this, a drama about two larger than life alpha males (both played by Thomas Hardy, no less) which is narrated by a female character, giving her a great power to change the way in which the viewer will consider the actions of the masculine leads by providing an outsider perspective, while also shedding light […]