Flying in the face of the embargo, Black Magic reviews Eagle vs. Shark:
If youâ€™re into comedies this is definitely a must-see.
Huh? Who isnâ€™t â€œinto comediesâ€? Have you ever met anyone who said, â€œIâ€™m not really into comedies, I donâ€™t really like laughing.â€
It doesnâ€™t get you very far on the Internet dating sites, does it? â€œGood sense of humour required, but not in a cinematic way, I prefer dramas: laughter in a picture theatre doesnâ€™t do that much for me, sorry.â€
My review of Eagle vs. Shark will appear here on Wednesday 15 August, the same day it will appear in the Capital Times and, hopefully, it will make more sense than that.
Sorry, I am grumpy that Ingmar Bergman just died and all the obituaries have done is remind me how many of his films I havenâ€™t seen.
UPDATE: Bugger this. I go to GreenCine Daily to find a good Bergman link and find that Michel Serrault and Michelangelo Antonioni also died this week (plus LÃ¡szlÃ³ KovÃ¡cs, already noted). Antonioniâ€™s The Passenger was one of my top three films in last yearâ€™s Film Festival.
What’s the embargo about?
All reviewers got an email from Hoyts, the distributor asking us not to run reviews of the films that would be coming back from the Festival (at least until the official release).