Monday, 1 February 2016

The Thin White Dude's Movie Of The Month(s) - September/October/November 2015 - The Death And Resurrection Show

Admittedly, I'm more than slightly biased, being a huge Killing Joke fan. That said, I went in with an open mind, and despite that invested interest in the band, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed The Death And Resurrection Show. It's an extensive chronicle of the history of the band members, their personal philosophies and their work. With a superb musical soundtrack including both Killing Joke's music and Jaz Coleman's own compositions, plus some of the most imaginative use of editing I've seen in a documentary recently, Shaun Pettigrew's film has so much to offer, both for fans of the group and those who have yet to experience them. Really a terrific labour of love.

The Thin White Dude's Prognosis - 9.1/10

Runner-Up: The Lobster - Great oddball, surrealist comedy from writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos, with a unique sense of overall direction and intent, featuring Colin Farrell's best performance to date.

Dishonourable Mention: Everest - For all of the technical prowess, the filmmakers fail to engage us with it's characters or their plight.

Avoid Like The Plague: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) - Avoid Like The Plague? This is the plague!

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