Category Archives: Films

Film Review | Miners Shot Down (2014)

‘I cant believe this. 18 protesting mineworkers shot dead by the sa police yday?’ This is what a good friend of mine posted on her Facebook timeline the day after the massacre at Lonmin platinimum mine in Marikana, South Africa.

Film Review | Miners Shot Down (2014)

‘I cant believe this. 18 protesting mineworkers shot dead by the sa police yday?’ This is what a good friend of mine posted on her Facebook timeline the day after the massacre at Lonmin platinimum mine in Marikana, South Africa.

Mood Indigo (2013)

If anything, Michel Gondry knows how to create memorable movie images. Who can forget Gael Garcia Bernal’s oversized hands in The Science of Sleep (2006); Jack Black’s sweded Robocop in Be Kind Rewind (2008); or Kate Winslett and Jim Carey’s

Mood Indigo (2013)

If anything, Michel Gondry knows how to create memorable movie images. Who can forget Gael Garcia Bernal’s oversized hands in The Science of Sleep (2006); Jack Black’s sweded Robocop in Be Kind Rewind (2008); or Kate Winslett and Jim Carey’s

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Longevity is a rare thing in the motion picture business, but what makes the Coen Brothers 30 year career truly remarkable is the consistent quality of their work. Co-writing, editing, directing and producing nearly all of their films, the Coens

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Longevity is a rare thing in the motion picture business, but what makes the Coen Brothers 30 year career truly remarkable is the consistent quality of their work. Co-writing, editing, directing and producing nearly all of their films, the Coens

Tokyo-Ga (1985)

Wim Wenders fiction hasn’t always hit home with me and some (like MIllion Dollar Hotel) I found rather dull. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect about his film essay on Yasujiro Ozu and Tokyo city, the setting for

Tokyo-Ga (1985)

Wim Wenders fiction hasn’t always hit home with me and some (like MIllion Dollar Hotel) I found rather dull. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect about his film essay on Yasujiro Ozu and Tokyo city, the setting for

The Way Things Go: Fischli & Weiss’ film installation masterpiece

This post is long overdue and hasn’t come out anywhere near what I intended. I meant to write up my review of this year’s WOMAD music festival, complete with euphoric musings about the music guaranteed to rip your metaphorical bodices

The Way Things Go: Fischli & Weiss’ film installation masterpiece

This post is long overdue and hasn’t come out anywhere near what I intended. I meant to write up my review of this year’s WOMAD music festival, complete with euphoric musings about the music guaranteed to rip your metaphorical bodices

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) & America’s involvement in the Second World War

If you’re looking for a good definition of swashbuckling, look no further than Errol Flynn’s performance in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). A heroic, swaggering gentleman, slightly rough around the edges, flamboyant in his swordsmanship and unmatched in his

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) & America’s involvement in the Second World War

If you’re looking for a good definition of swashbuckling, look no further than Errol Flynn’s performance in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). A heroic, swaggering gentleman, slightly rough around the edges, flamboyant in his swordsmanship and unmatched in his

My Oscars: Best and Worst of 2012

Best Debut: Ben Rivers for Two Years at Sea (also my film of the year).   Best Screenplay: Lisa Aschan & Josefine Adolfsson for the intelligent way they handle the angst-ridden introduction of young girls into womanhood in She Monkeys.

My Oscars: Best and Worst of 2012

Best Debut: Ben Rivers for Two Years at Sea (also my film of the year).   Best Screenplay: Lisa Aschan & Josefine Adolfsson for the intelligent way they handle the angst-ridden introduction of young girls into womanhood in She Monkeys.