Synapse To Cintax
Are You Gonna Bark…
19 July 2011
I tend not to watch the same film more than once. That was until I judged it high time to re-visit a film that left its indelible mark on me many moons ago. The film in question: Man Bites Dog
A Formula for Genius
4 June 2011
Much like the man at its heart who was guilty of achieving so much, Senna transcends accolades. For him, amidst the politics, money and fame it was always about ‘pure driving’
White Water Grafting…
8 May 2011
Cedar Rapids pitches itself as a fish-out-of-water comedy of sorts and, although at first glance the flick flirts with the clichéd template of man-from-small-town-goes-to-big-town-and-comes-back-a-bigger-person, it’s got charm in spades and somehow avoids the twee factor
Death Becomes Him
20 April 2011
Essential Killing is, thankfully, everything I pictured it wouldn’t be – its title suggesting a far less introspective work than it transpired. Alas, this only goes to show how misleading a title can be.
31 March 2011
The task I set myself this week was to ingest – and consequently try to digest – the entire filmography of the surrealist Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky; seven days, seven movies and one predictably difficult experience to explain.
20 March 2011
Thurs before last was a bloody good night and saw the next instalment of the Jameson Cult Film Club with a showing of Gareth Edwards’ stupendously good feature-debut ‘Monsters’ set against the intriguing backdrop of the Royal College of Surgeons. That got me thinking of another screening I recently went along to – for ‘Julia’s Eyes’ – which was of that discomforting ilk of film that seemed worth shoehorning into this article to give it its snappy title. Natch.
22 February 2011
Well, Sundance 2011 came and went in January and, judging from the reports I’ve read, there’s plenty of things to keep an eye out for this year.
Aside from all this notable creative output was an animated short entitled, ‘The External World’ – the genuine reason for this piece which is ostensibly dressed up as a post-Sundance report.