October 15th 2018 sees the 25th anniversary of the first film in arguably one of the greatest trilogies of all time, three films which explored love, death, grief, age, friendship, sex and… Continue reading "Three Colors: Blue (1993)."
With his 2009 animated hit Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson makes the process of adapting Roald Dahl’s story into three acts sound effortless. Dahl had provided the middle of the… Continue reading "Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)."
How do you find new and fresh things to say about a film that, like Star Wars, is so embedded in popular culture that audiences throughout the world are extraordinarily… Continue reading "Jaws (1975)."
John Ford once famously proclaimed ‘I make Westerns.’ Of course, this was an over-simplification of sorts. In a career that spanned 6 decades (his first film was in 1917, his last in 1976) he won 6 Best… Continue reading "The Searchers (1956)."
Whilst effectively using existing and sometimes generic cinematic tropes, the films of Michael Mann could easily be a sub-genre unto themselves. Stylish peeks into the criminal underbelly focusing on hard, tough men who are… Continue reading "Thief (1981)."