Bad Ass - Vietnam veteran Danny Trejo’s mate is killed and he beats up loads of people to find out who did it. Should be an utterly shit film but strangely a decent enough late night watch with drinks. 6/10.
Awake - A global event happens and people lose the ability to sleep and the electricity doesn’t work either. The lack of sleep starts to make some people crazy. Gina Rodriguez tries to get her family to a place where they might find a cure. Starts off well, gets worse quick and the ending is really shit. 3/10.
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses - A kid that Danny Trejo’s coaches in boxing is killed. This time he has Danny Glover to help him beat people up and find out who did it. Not as good as the first one but a decent enough sequel. 5/10.
McCabe and Mrs Miller - Robert Altman western film with Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. Beatty arrives at a sleepy cold town in Washington State in the early 1900s and quickly becomes the town’s main guy after building a saloon and other property too. He also goes into a business partnership with Christie opens a brothel. A mining company then wants to buy him out and won’t take no for an answer. That’s the rough premise but there’s so much more to this film.
The feel and atmosphere of the film is unique. The characters are never stereotypes and so much depth to the two leads as well as the excellent support cast. On occasions the dialogue is intentionally indecipherable and mumbled. Filmed beautifully and I can’t remember the last time a two hour film went by so quick. Leonard Cohen provides the perfect soundtrack here to an absolutely unforgettable film. Stunning. 9/10.