Tag: Films

TV, Venue

Lord of the small screens: the two mediums

With the huge, and surprisingly unpopular, announcement that Amazon are flirting with the idea of adapting Lord of the Rings for the small screen, it is worth examining other attempts of films that have been bastardised – sorry I mean lovingly crafted – for TV, to see what LOTR can learn. On the one hand…


Marvel: the mighty

When it comes to the debate of Marvel vs DC everyone who is anyone has an opinion. From the casual movie goer to the comic book fanatic the disagreement causes a level of conflict only rivaled by Brexit. But there is a clear winner and you only need four words to prove it. Marvel has…


10 great horror films

Audition Feeling cruel and want to trick your horror-averse friend into watching a truly excruciating J-horror? Look no further than seemingly terror-free Audition, or perhaps don’t look at all. A lonely widower looks for love, and finds it in the enigmatic Asami – but this isn’t a romance. ‘Kiri kiri kiri kiri…’ – Josephine Dowswell…

Film, Venue

The good the bad and the utterly atrocious

I think it’s a tasteful understatement that there are a few remakes around these days, and quite a few articles written about them. Many feel that the trend of endlessly rebooting films and franchises indicates a ‘creative bankruptcy’ within Hollywood, a ‘lack of original ideas’. To my mind, this is a little like pointing at…

Film, OldVenue

Looking ahead: 2015’s screen gems

Appropriate Behaviour Written, directed and starring up-and-coming comedian Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behaviour will undoubtedly score comparisons to Lena Dunham’s pop culture extravaganza Girls. Akhavan plays the role of Shirin, a self-entitled twenty-something Iranian urbanite struggling to juggle her identity between the perfect Persian daughter and politically-progressive bisexual. Shot on location in New York City and…


The Sessions – review

Paralysed, 38-year-old virgin Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes) embarks on a quest to lose his virginity. A moving and honest film, The Sessions is a definite must-see.

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January 2021
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