100 Word Review – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Not quite sure what, if anything, this film has to do with Cloverfield, but it is worth watching for at least one thing; John Goodman.

After being involved in a car crash, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself locked in a fallout shelter being told by Howard (Goodman) and Emmett (John Gallagher Jr) that outside the world is ending.

Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) is among the screenwriters on this very strange film that sits somewhere in the thriller / comedy / Sci Fi / drama genre. Goodman is equal parts wonderful, hilarious and terrifying.

It also has a truly brilliant trailer:

100 Word Review – Tank Girl (1995)

This film is the epitome of 1990s grunge.

In a post-apocalyptic world where water is scarce, Rebecca (Lori Petty) teams up with Jet (Naomi Watts) to fight against the mega-corporation (run by Malcolm McDowell) controlling all the water and power. She’s foul mouthed, completely barmy and hilariously funny.

Based on a British comic strip by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, directed by Rachel Talalay, it is a brilliant piece of feminist filmmaking, despite the extensive cuts made by MGM before release (see the trivia on IMDb for some interesting reading!).

It’s brutal yet highly entertaining with a wonderful 1990s soundtrack.


100 Word Review – Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Despite the criticism that this film has received from a small corner of the internet, this film is epically awesome!

Part 4 of the Mad Max saga sees Max (Tom Hardy) caught up in a fight between Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and Furiosa (Charlize Theron) in a stark desert post-apocalyptic world.

Although Tom Hardy is a strange choice, the rest of the cast is shiny and chrome! Nicholas Hoult is superb as Nux.


Writer and director George Millar clearly has an eye for the visually breath-taking, managing to highlight simultaneously the beauty and ridiculousness of ultra violence. I didn’t blink once.