Having had a while to properly digest the trailers for Star Wars episode seven: The Force Awakens, or TFA for short, my mind is doing overtime on what sort of story arc and world state we will be in come December
Released in 1982, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick has achieved something more than its original purpose. Whether by chance or design Scott’s film has become akin to a study text in the influence a film can have on other creative mediums.
With Daredevil due to debut on Netflix this week, we will get another origin tale of someone rising from a difficult background to be the saviour of a city. Do they all need to come from a difficult past?
I love a film that challenges me, makes me think outside the box and lets me enter into discussion about the meaning behind it. Interstellar challenges me in a different way. It challenges my ability to review
‘The American Dream’ the idea that in America you can rise from the streets to be a success using only your hard work and intelligence has been the staple of many a good movie. Some of the greatest heroes of the silver screen have walked the path. In Nightcrawler a different person takes the journey.
The set up is pretty standard. Schwarzenegger leads a rag-tag group of DEA agents in a brutal assault on a drug baron’s mansion. The most striking scenes at the beginning hinge on the foul language between the group and the hatred the normal viewer develops for the group.
Having not read the books I went to see the film and was greeted with a mess on screen. I won’t criticise any author who has had the success E.L […]
With the UK DVD release of Gone Girl adapted from the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn upon us I thought it time to briefly look at the two together spoiler-free. […]