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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

Perverse desires & latent fantasies: Ozon’s In the House

Perverse desires & latent fantasies: Ozon’s In the House

Pivoting around that old archetypal ‘Mrs Robinson’ gem, Ozon’s In the House is a transgressive landslide of characters’ perverse desires and latent fantasies – or should that be the other way round? Germain (Fabrice Luchini), a failed novelist who finds himself teaching creative writing, becomes enraptured with the soap-opera style story of his sixteen year-old … Continue reading

Review: (500) Days of Summer – Marc Webb

Review: (500) Days of Summer – Marc Webb

Welcome to another wonder of Indiewood – (500) Days of Summer. It’s more wood than indie. Once again, browsing my university e-mails at gone 1am, in my folder sits reminder of a presentation I have to give the day after tomorrow. My, as of yet, unbeknown to me study group selected (500) Days of Summer as … Continue reading

Review: Underground – Emir Kusturica

Review: Underground – Emir Kusturica

Rustic mise-en-scene and a gritty wartime backdrop meets peculiar comedy in Emir Kusturica’s Underground. Interjections of jutty, informative subtitle screens, World War II footage and the smoky, yellow-tinged lighting seem to pave the way for a war-time drama. However the comedy sub-genre guns down all dramatic, gritty expectations: enter a woman tied to a man’s … Continue reading