If my calculations are correct, I’ve managed to sit through 53 films at the cinema in 2018. Now I’m doing a PhD I can call this work. The only real criteria for my… Continue reading
Imagine the scene; we’re in LA, there’s a 1950s greaser, a vampire, some electro pop playing and everyone’s speaking in Iranian. Oh, and it’s black and white. The aforementioned might be particularly tricky… Continue reading
Originally posted on Reviewing the past, present and future of The Silver Screen:
It’s probably fair to say that Westerns have had their day. The glory days of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, Sergio…
French director Francois Truffaut once quipped “There’s no such thing as an anti-war movie”, and after seeing American Sniper you’d be inclined to agree. Clint Eastwood’s latest film is an absurd contradiction as… Continue reading
The whole directorial approach to Gone Girl can be summarised in the opening credits. As Ben Affleck’s character Nick Dunne empties the bins in the dawn of suburbia, the cast and crew discreetly… Continue reading
It’s Bruce ‘The Boss’ Springsteen’s birthday! Horray! The question remains as to who would play the All- American hero in a film, here’s a few ideas from Movieline.
There’s a wonderfully poignant scene in Pride where Imelda Staunton’s character, Hefina, sits with one of the elder statesmen of their small mining village buttering sandwiches. As they go about this mundane task… Continue reading