Category Archives: Lists

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.

The 2012 Cinema Year in Review + Top 10 Films of 2012

The Big Picture 2012 was in many ways a landmark year for the film industry. Worldwide, more films were screened with digital film projectors than analogue ones; Fujifilm stopped producing film stock due to low demand; the year also saw a shift

The 2012 Cinema Year in Review + Top 10 Films of 2012

The Big Picture 2012 was in many ways a landmark year for the film industry. Worldwide, more films were screened with digital film projectors than analogue ones; Fujifilm stopped producing film stock due to low demand; the year also saw a shift

Create-Destroy. The Week’s Playlist: 7 – 13 May

Each week I try (and often fail) to jot down a list of recommendations from the things that have made it onto my playlist. I use this term in its broadest possible sense to include film/DVD, music, podcasts, and video

Create-Destroy. The Week’s Playlist: 7 – 13 May

Each week I try (and often fail) to jot down a list of recommendations from the things that have made it onto my playlist. I use this term in its broadest possible sense to include film/DVD, music, podcasts, and video

My Top 10 films of 2011

For months now, critics and cinephiles all over the world have invested an extraordinary amount of time and effort preparing their end of year film lists. Blogs, magazines, podcasts and tweets have been filled with an assortment of best of/worst

My Top 10 films of 2011

For months now, critics and cinephiles all over the world have invested an extraordinary amount of time and effort preparing their end of year film lists. Blogs, magazines, podcasts and tweets have been filled with an assortment of best of/worst

This Week’s Play List: 14-20 February 2011

A personal selection of this week’s cultural highlights, including films, books, podcasts, radio shows and music. Films/DVDs: Books: Afghan Star.Dir. Havana Marking.”If there was no singing, the world would be silent”, says a shy young Afghan boy in the prologue

This Week’s Play List: 14-20 February 2011

A personal selection of this week’s cultural highlights, including films, books, podcasts, radio shows and music. Films/DVDs: Books: Afghan Star.Dir. Havana Marking.”If there was no singing, the world would be silent”, says a shy young Afghan boy in the prologue

The Most Overrated Films of 2010

Tamara Drew (Stephen Frears). Absolutely pointless drivel. Why on earth did they bother to make this? Can this really be the same talent that made Dangerous Liaisons? Nightwatching (Peter Greenaway). Beautifully lit and composed scenes, but with absolutely nothing else going for

The Most Overrated Films of 2010

Tamara Drew (Stephen Frears). Absolutely pointless drivel. Why on earth did they bother to make this? Can this really be the same talent that made Dangerous Liaisons? Nightwatching (Peter Greenaway). Beautifully lit and composed scenes, but with absolutely nothing else going for