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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

You know what freaks me out!? A 43ft Gollum while I eat

You know what freaks me out!? A 43ft Gollum while I eat

And you thought I was just plucking that out of the air? Not even. Turns out a giant Gollum statue has been suspended right over the food court at Wellington International airport. Try not to think of Gollum tearing apart bloody raw fish with his funny teeth whilst you’re eating..

The Strange & the New

That’s right folks, this blog has moved house. No longer held down by the restraints of my twelve year-old self’s internet pen name, I’ve decided it’s time my film blog has a name and indentity of its own! (generous me) So here we are with a swanky new name and layout. Debatably no better than … Continue reading

Review: Keep the Lights On – Ira Sachs

Review: Keep the Lights On – Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs’ Keep the Lights On is an angst ridden indie which offers an authentic portrait of the emotional turmoil experienced by a couple living in New York during the 1990s. Sachs creates a nimble and finely tuned film by not shying away from, nor exaggerating, the cultures surrounding homosexuality in contemporary society. Gone are … Continue reading

Review: Looper – Rian Johnson

Review: Looper – Rian Johnson

It’s 2044, time-travel has been invented and almost immediately outlawed. Crime syndicates, of course, don’t care what’s illegal. By 2072, murdering and disposing of bodies has become too difficult in an increasingly ‘nanny-state’ society. For crime to continue, time-travel has become a necessary device to bump-off human baggage, so these crime organisations use rusty, chicken-wire … Continue reading

Review: Killing Them Softly – Andrew Dominik

Review: Killing Them Softly – Andrew Dominik

Adapted from George V. Higgins’ novel Cogan’s Trade, Andrew Dominik brings the American gangster crime-noir to the cinematic screen as Killing Them Softly. Breezing in on the tail-end of Drive, Killing Them Softly is obviously influenced not only by Winding Refn, but also Scorcese and Tarantino. The film interlinks various characters that are all in … Continue reading