Romy Shiller

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Lemmy

In Film, Music, review on July 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I was never a Motorhead fan – not because I thought they were bad but there was simply a lack of exposure. Heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister is the lead singer of the band – an Icon. This film is a documentary about him. He is such a captivating character. He was presented as complex and layered. While apparently a bad-ass, he has a soft-spot for his son. I am a music junkie and I learned a thing or two here.

Midnight in Paris

In Film, review on July 10, 2011 at 9:13 am

I’m probably one of the few people who write about film that usually will not see a Woody Allen film. I simply do not like him or his work. I only saw ‘Midnight in Paris’ because a couple of people I know liked it. It was ok, the historical figures were stereotypes and it was far from challenging – actually it was quite simple.

 

Green Lantern

In Film, review on July 8, 2011 at 7:10 am


I saw Green Lantern despite bad press. Like the film Burlesque this film cannot be talked of in terms of story because Green Lantern is not about plot, it is about effects. It might more CGI than I like but on this level the film is well done. The last act was silly but the effects were good. Not the best film but not the worst.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

In Film, review on July 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

Saw ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ on Sunday – I still have a headache. It was too long and one of the production companies was a game company. This film was one long commercial.

The Tree of Life

In Film, review on July 2, 2011 at 11:30 am

If you see this film be brave. It’s a very different way of storytelling, very un-Hollywood and more akin to the experimental films I’ve seen. I kept thinking that Sean Penn must have been very pleased – he’s anti-Hollywood. I think it’s brilliant but I went with people who said, ‘huh?’