Friday, May 18, 2007

Black Snake Moan

Ignore the blaxploitation poster, the film is so much better than that makes out. Christina Ricci plays a nymphomaniac piece of trailer trash, Samuel L Jackson plays a blues guitarist dumped by his wife. After being left for dead Ricci's character is rescued by Sam both from her physical injuries but also her long term torment, however along the way she manages to reciprocate the gesture.

It sounds a bit pants and I'm not the goodest reviewer but I really enjoyed the film. Once the characters are established the performances really come into their own. Jackson can really do no wrong and this is one of Ricci's strongest roles since The Opposite of Sex, although she's never going to top Wednesday Addams. Justin Timberlake as Ricci's boyfriend is perhaps the weakest performance of them all.

Worth seeing...
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Film: War for the Planet of the Apes

The latest in the monkey series sees the monkey clan uproot and heading off to the desert, because that's a good climate for monkeys ...