Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pause.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My favourite shot...The Selfish Giant

Friday, October 25, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

10 thoughts on...Captain Phillips

  1. Paul Greengrass is an exceptional filmmaker and this is an accomplished piece - a simple yet layered story that cannot help engaging the audience in this horrifying incident.
  2. Somali pirates are a frightening bunch of people, even with their (mostly) three dimensional characterisations here.
  3. This may be Tom Hanks' best performance. And that is saying something.
  4. Isn't it refreshing this is doing so well at the American box-office? And alongside Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity too.
  5. Why does the film need to root Phillips' determination to survive with his family? This feels rather too simple and sentimental for a film that is otherwise complex.
  6. This is going to be a big Oscar nominee with Picture, Director, Screenplay and Editing a certainty, right? With this creative team, its financial success and the fact it is a solid movie it would be a stupid to bet against it. 
  7. 2013 has been a fantastic year for cinema.
  8. This may be even more intense than Zero Dark Thirty. And equally overwhelming. This is the type of true-life storytelling I like to see rather than Diana (which, admittedly, I haven't seen and probably will never see).
  9. The sound work here is incredible and key to the film.
  10. Will this launch Greengrass's career in a big way?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

An image to treasure.

Another beautiful Wes Anderson poster.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Top of the class. Films of the 1980s.

10. Overboard

9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

8. Little Shop of Horrors

7. Fitzcarraldo

6. The Little Mermaid

5. Amadeus

4. The Empire Strikes Back

3. Blade Runner

2. Hannah and Her Sisters

1. Cinema Paradiso

Honourable mentions: A Room With a View, Out of Africa, Working Girl, The Elephant Man, Aliens, *batteries not included, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Brazil

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

An image to treasure.

Emma Stone in a Woody Allen film. Enough said.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Smile.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pause.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Kiss.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Essential cinema.

It's rare that a film feels as if it has a true meditation on what matters in life without the typical cry from American film that family and marriage are what is key. This is a film that celebrates things that are often mistaken as frivolous. And shines a glorious light on a life that often would be condemned or criticised. This is wonderful.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Top of the class. Contemporary actresses I'd like to see in more musicals.

10. Meryl Streep

9. Amanda Seyfried
 
8. Nicole Kidman

7. Marion Cotillard

6. Michelle Pfeiffer
 
5. Anne Hathaway

4. Renee Zellweger
 
3. Catherine Zeta-Jones

2. Anna Kendrick
 
1. Amy Adams