Day 10: Your Favourite Director

Because I’m indecisive it’s a toss up between two! Tomas Alfredson Tomas Alfredson is responsible for two of the most stunning films I’ve seen in a while; Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. While neither of these films are particularly favourites of mine, I was completely mesmerised by the amazing atmosphere that they made; in Let the Right One In you can practically feel the … Continue reading Day 10: Your Favourite Director

Day 3: Your Favourite Action/Adventure Movie

Sherlock Holmes is one of my favourite action/adventure films, but it’s really difficult to narrow it down to just one. I’m a huge Robert Downey Jr fan, and not just because he’s drop dead gorgeous (but obviously that plays a big part! 😛 ) Sherlock Holmes has a great atmosphere and is visually stunning. It’s very clever and is an interesting and fun take on the original stories. Guy … Continue reading Day 3: Your Favourite Action/Adventure Movie

great films that hardly anyone has seen

I watched a film earlier that reminded me of a film I used to love, and it got me thinking about great films that hardly anyone has seen. The film I was thinking about was Mr Rice’s Secret a 2000 drama about a terminally ill boy called Owen who’s life is saved when his deceased 400 year old friend leaves behind a treasure hunt that leads him … Continue reading great films that hardly anyone has seen

Day 1: Your Favourite Movie

I have so many favourite films, all for different reasons. But if I had to pick just one it would have to be Paddy Considine’s directorial debut Tyrannosaur. Not only are the performances completely outstanding, but it’s a beautiful, moving and heart-wrenching film. Everything about it is bleak and stunning. Such a great example of contemporary British drama. It’s by no means a fun film, it’s very sad … Continue reading Day 1: Your Favourite Movie

“Most Films Now are Stupid” – My rant about Hollywood money making, and lazy film goers

I get a bit tired of people whining about films like Twilight, or long running franchises that don’t seem to end but continue to get worse. If I had a pound for the amount of times I’ve answered the question ‘Why do they keep making the same old things? Why not come up with something new?” with a simple ‘because it makes money’ I would … Continue reading “Most Films Now are Stupid” – My rant about Hollywood money making, and lazy film goers

Saturday Film Talk at Warwick Arts Centre: Korean Cinema

“Korean cinema is one of the most dynamic, diverse and exciting national cinemas in the world today, with internationally revered productions ranging from action movies to costume dramas, physical comedies to nerve jangling horror and some arresting contemporary social dramas. Professor Jinhee Choi of Kings College University, London guides us through the origins and spectrum of new Korean cinema, the work of directors such as … Continue reading Saturday Film Talk at Warwick Arts Centre: Korean Cinema