Every Sunday, Gill delves into his archive of over 800 movie reviews and randomly selects three for your enjoyment! Here are this week’s…
This dark comedy is a bit too cartoony for my tastes, but it does have its moments. It’s interesting watching this movie in the present day, what with its having been made before Columbine and all. In a way, I find it kind of sad that films like this will never be made again. Even though Heathers will never be my favourite film, it has its merit. Give this an extra half star if you’re a high school girl who is either in a clique or hates them with a passion.
3 out of 5
I just saw a fan edit of this movie based on Quentin Tarantino’s original, non-linear script, and I’ve gotta say – it’s amazing. Far better than the Tony Scott version, the Tarantino cut is simply incredible and works in so many ways that Tony Scott’s cut doesn’t. And thank goodness that the guy who did the fan edit put in Tarantino’s original ending, because boy, the Scott ending is schmaltzy. I highly recommend this fan edit if you can track it down.
4 out of 5
Not bad, but I’ve seen much better films that follow a similar road-movie-with-quirky-narration structure. One Week is well made and always keeps the story moving along without dawdling, but it’s not nearly as enlightening a film as it hopes to be. In fact, thinking back on it, I’m not entirely sure what the lesson that the protagonist learns over the course of the movie really is. Anyway, you won’t regret seeing this film, but you probably won’t regret skipping it, either.
3 out of 5
See you next Sunday for three more thrilling short reviews!