GLOW

Netflix latest hit 'own brand' series is something of an odd fish. While their Marvel series and Better Call Saul obviously come from established franchises and others are fairly solidly angled genre pieces, GLOW seems to throw things together and hope something entertaining comes out the other end and, to a degree, it does. Based... Continue Reading →

Everybody Wants Some!!

Back in 1993 Richard Linklater took a trip back to the world of his youth with Dazed and Confused, throwing the audience headlong into the world of a Texan high school in the mid-1970s and all the typical comings and goings that went along with it, delivered by an ensemble cast of relative unknowns. Now,... Continue Reading →

Silver Linings Playbook

I approached David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook at the recommendation of a friend and, coming into it, I had very little expectation beyond what I'd remembered hearing around the time of its release which, in my mind, had made it sound like a fairly run-of-the-mill romantic comedy - thankfully that assumption proved mostly wrong. Certainly the... Continue Reading →

Hitchcock

The story of the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one that has been debated and retold in various forms time and time again, but one account seems to have become the definitive – Stephen Rebello’s Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho – and it is on this that Hitchcock is based. I first... Continue Reading →

Life Of Pi

Despite everything in the media and the fact that its an adaptation of a famous novel I headed into Life Of Pi with little fore-knowledge of what I was about to watch - beyond the fact it featured a boy, a boat and a Bengal tiger - and I am very glad I had few... Continue Reading →

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