A look at Iñárritu’s Babel and his quest for realism in the global age.
#2. Tarantino’s World
The Hateful Eight and the world of Tarantino.
How Lisa Aschen’s Swedish, directorial debut – She Monkeys – a film mainly about females, ends up telling us much more about men.
Comedy is a broad term, and making people laugh is serious business. Looking at some of the ‘comedies’ that have been released this year, I think the worst was in fact the best.
It seems you have to gone to extreme measures as avoiding the internet to not know some of film’s biggest plot twists. David Fincher’ Se7en is a film that features an important ‘twist’, but here it means more than a plot device. A film about more than just film, but the reception of the psychological image, Se7en is shown how it is a remarkable piece of work
Watching Olivier Assayas’ (2014) The Clouds of Sils Maria weirdly led to a reflection on the death of Carrie Fisher. A reflection on the basis that this writer had not even watched all of that famous franchise.
#7 Love Thy Neighbour
Kirill Serebrennikov’s film The Student (2016), produced in Russia, shows us the powerful use of symbols in film and how a film that can seem so obviously about neighbours is also a reflection on ourselves.
#8 Holy Virgin
Judd Apatow’s the 40 Year Old Virgin and the sweet naivety of cinema
#9 Taking the Hand
Steven Soderbergh’s returned from his retirement with his film about a man who is forced into retirement, or redundancy. What though are the systems of cinema and society that link everything together?