Category Archives: Genres

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

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.

Prometheus (Scott, 2012) – My Review

These are my initial impressions fresh from watching Prometheus. It’s not the kind of review I normally do – but since I can’t remember when last I saw a film on it’s opening night, I thought I’d join the conversation.

Prometheus (Scott, 2012) – My Review

These are my initial impressions fresh from watching Prometheus. It’s not the kind of review I normally do – but since I can’t remember when last I saw a film on it’s opening night, I thought I’d join the conversation.

The Week’s Playlist: 23 – 29 April 2012 (Triumph of the Independent Spirit)

A personal selection of the last week’s cultural highlights, in which the triumph of the independent spirit recurs as a theme. Film: In Search of a Midnight Kiss I’m slowly working my way through key films in the Mumblecore catalogue.

The Week’s Playlist: 23 – 29 April 2012 (Triumph of the Independent Spirit)

A personal selection of the last week’s cultural highlights, in which the triumph of the independent spirit recurs as a theme. Film: In Search of a Midnight Kiss I’m slowly working my way through key films in the Mumblecore catalogue.

“Roll Sound. Roll Camera. Silence Please!” Michel Hazanavicius’ film The Artist reviewed

“Speak!” announces a title card in the opening sequence of Michel Hazanavicius’ award-winning film, The Artist. A dashing middle-aged man is being tortured on-screen as he is repeatedly shocked with high voltage currency in an attempt to break his silence. Without any preparation,

“Roll Sound. Roll Camera. Silence Please!” Michel Hazanavicius’ film The Artist reviewed

“Speak!” announces a title card in the opening sequence of Michel Hazanavicius’ award-winning film, The Artist. A dashing middle-aged man is being tortured on-screen as he is repeatedly shocked with high voltage currency in an attempt to break his silence. Without any preparation,