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Posted: September 5th, 2002, by Ollie

been watching lots of films lately, most notably vanilla sky and brotherhood of the wolf

vanilla sky was semi-surprising, as there were enough unexpected elements to keep you guessing (cameron diaz’s freaky slut routine was entertaining). the major downfall though, apart from the weak final scene, was the fact that tom cruise’s character was such a prick, that you really didn’t care if he sorted things out or not. for some reason, i can’t help but compare it to fight club in my mind, but it loses out each time to edward norton’s rich guy turned crazy loser. the total recall thing was kinda cool though.

next, brotherhood of the wolf, a horror/kung fu/period drama/swashbuckler. quite a mix, i’m sure you’ll agree, but a very good one. vincent cassel is possibly one of my favourite actors, mainly because he only ever seems to be in great films (dobermann, la haine) and he steals the show here as the crazed gothic….oops, i almost gave the whole thing away there. in fact i probably have already, but go see it, it stands out to me as being one of the most original films i have seen in some time.


Ollie lives in Cambridge and puts on gigs as part of Crushing Death and Grief.


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