Category Archives: Television

It (2017 film)

  With such a vast back catalogue of highly established work in dark Gothic genre, its not surprising so much of Stephen Kings work has been taken to the big screen. ‘It’ is undoubtedly classic when it comes to visceral

It (2017 film)

  With such a vast back catalogue of highly established work in dark Gothic genre, its not surprising so much of Stephen Kings work has been taken to the big screen. ‘It’ is undoubtedly classic when it comes to visceral

Young Adult (2011-Jason Reitman/Paramount Pictures)

The style of tone of Diablo Cody’s screenplay writing work runs seamlessly between Juno (2007), Jennifer’s Body (2009) and most recently applauded Young Adult (2011). Teenagers making potential life journey moves like have children in high school and mid 30’s independent fully grown up women acting like school girls. All done with the humour of her usual female tackling modern western first world life themes as a writer. While Young Adult 2011 is a black comedy piece of cinema to be enjoyed as a study through film of people who do not grow emotionally, it’s also a great vehicle to remind audiences that Charlize Theron is truly a talented Hollywood actress, with ability past mainstream beauty.

Young Adult (2011-Jason Reitman/Paramount Pictures)

The style of tone of Diablo Cody’s screenplay writing work runs seamlessly between Juno (2007), Jennifer’s Body (2009) and most recently applauded Young Adult (2011). Teenagers making potential life journey moves like have children in high school and mid 30’s independent fully grown up women acting like school girls. All done with the humour of her usual female tackling modern western first world life themes as a writer. While Young Adult 2011 is a black comedy piece of cinema to be enjoyed as a study through film of people who do not grow emotionally, it’s also a great vehicle to remind audiences that Charlize Theron is truly a talented Hollywood actress, with ability past mainstream beauty.

Another Earth (Mike Cahill – 2011)

In the grand history of the cosmos, more than thirteen thousand million years old, our Earth is replicated elsewhere. -It would be very hard to think “I am over there” and “Can I go meet me?” and “Is that me

Another Earth (Mike Cahill – 2011)

In the grand history of the cosmos, more than thirteen thousand million years old, our Earth is replicated elsewhere. -It would be very hard to think “I am over there” and “Can I go meet me?” and “Is that me

Trainspotting (1996-Danny Boyle)

The extraordinary UK film pop culture relevance of ‘Trainspotting’ (1996) in independent British cinema is almost unmatched even today in 2017. Many areas of discussion surrounding the film and it’s reputation are somewhat superficial to do with 90s Cool Britannia fashion, music, cool looking cinematography. It is actually a very socially conscious film about the story of one disillusioned young mans battle with heroine addiction to escape his dead end life in Scotland as he tries to figure his life out.

Trainspotting (1996-Danny Boyle)

The extraordinary UK film pop culture relevance of ‘Trainspotting’ (1996) in independent British cinema is almost unmatched even today in 2017. Many areas of discussion surrounding the film and it’s reputation are somewhat superficial to do with 90s Cool Britannia fashion, music, cool looking cinematography. It is actually a very socially conscious film about the story of one disillusioned young mans battle with heroine addiction to escape his dead end life in Scotland as he tries to figure his life out.

Brick (2005-Rian Johnson)

Brick is a unique innovative homage to classic 1940s film noir with familiar fun notes of American High school drama. Although technically the usual macabre murder mystery it cleverly addresses it in a school environment showcasing that people usually never grow up. The themes mirror and match those seen in adult crime thrillers. Tackling murder, promiscuity, drug use, bullying and selfish behaviour of individuals.

Brick (2005-Rian Johnson)

Brick is a unique innovative homage to classic 1940s film noir with familiar fun notes of American High school drama. Although technically the usual macabre murder mystery it cleverly addresses it in a school environment showcasing that people usually never grow up. The themes mirror and match those seen in adult crime thrillers. Tackling murder, promiscuity, drug use, bullying and selfish behaviour of individuals.

Devdas (2002-Sanjay Leela Bhansali)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas 2002 is an epic lesson in Bollywood cinema in it all its unique, colourful, Indian, bright themes and is an example of cinema going back to days of being glorified spectacle escapism in the best way film should be to excite and entertain. There is no mundane everyday working week life here, there’s ethnic fashion, romance, glamour, beautiful Indian women who can sing and dance but also independent and smart.

Devdas (2002-Sanjay Leela Bhansali)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas 2002 is an epic lesson in Bollywood cinema in it all its unique, colourful, Indian, bright themes and is an example of cinema going back to days of being glorified spectacle escapism in the best way film should be to excite and entertain. There is no mundane everyday working week life here, there’s ethnic fashion, romance, glamour, beautiful Indian women who can sing and dance but also independent and smart.

Vanilla Sky (2001-Cameron Crowe)

Cameron Crowe’s 2001 film explores modern sci-fi in an extremely interesting film narrative about potentially having the ability to erase bad memories, events and even entire relationships. A prestigious expensive future Artificial Intelligence tech company creates a system for this but it’s in infancy stages. It also explores modern west superficiality of beauty, fame, success and life in New York through one lead male character David Aames (Tom Cruise) whose life changes after a car crash. I personally as a major cinema and film fanatic enjoy this kind of sub genre of science fiction the most. It delves into human memory and impact of different circumstances affecting the life span and course of individual people rather than spaceships, technology and aliens in the rather more literal focus.

Vanilla Sky (2001-Cameron Crowe)

Cameron Crowe’s 2001 film explores modern sci-fi in an extremely interesting film narrative about potentially having the ability to erase bad memories, events and even entire relationships. A prestigious expensive future Artificial Intelligence tech company creates a system for this but it’s in infancy stages. It also explores modern west superficiality of beauty, fame, success and life in New York through one lead male character David Aames (Tom Cruise) whose life changes after a car crash. I personally as a major cinema and film fanatic enjoy this kind of sub genre of science fiction the most. It delves into human memory and impact of different circumstances affecting the life span and course of individual people rather than spaceships, technology and aliens in the rather more literal focus.