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Dangling at the end of the chain: Django Unchained

Dangling at the end of the chain: Django Unchained

The last Tarantino to hit our screens was 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, a Nazi-killing drama set in occupied France during the Second World War. I’ve still not got over how awesome I thought it was… In Tarantino’s new spaghetti Western, Django Unchained, the Germans switch sides from the baddies to the goodies. Dr Schultz (Christoph Waltz), … Continue reading

Storytelling from Taiwan: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

Storytelling from Taiwan: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

Having relocated to the north-east coast of Taiwan only a matter of weeks ago, my partner and I ventured out to the cinemas of Taiwan for the first time. With some shoddy directions we stumbled down a dead-end road where five Taiwanese children were out playing on the street. After giggling at our white faces, … Continue reading

Trailer reel trumps Skyfall

Trailer reel trumps Skyfall

Finally trundled into my lame local Vue to see Skyfall this evening, which was long-winded and tense. I was also disappointed that the sky didn’t literally shatter and fall in. That aside, I nearly orgasmed at the trailer reel for the winter cinema season: The Hobbit  (13th December) !!! Life of Pi  (14th December) Django … Continue reading

I wish I had a Warp Films mug…

I wish I had a Warp Films mug…

Having professed my love of home-grown British film at any relevant – or irrelevant – given moment, labelled myself as a ‘Shane Meadows fan-girl’ and babbled on outrageously about This is England in my uni dissertation, I feel predisposed to celebrating the 10-year existence of Warp Films. Since producing their first feature, Meadows’ Dead Man’s … Continue reading