After twelve days and two hundred and forty eight films, the London Film Festival has now sadly left us. It was a ruddy great big hoot while it lasted though and maybe my favourite London Film Festival of the last five odd years.
When James Wan made "The Conjuring", I was excited to say the least. He took the age old story of the poltergeist and turned into a modern day horror movie. And the wonder of it all was that the movie was set in the 70's!
Think back to one of your favorite film moments in your mind. I know there are too many, but just pick one! Now keep that in mind as you read on.
Personally speaking, I have never been musically inclined. Didn't play any instrument and have been asked not to sing many a times.
Last month I posted on Facebook, a short film of my son saying his first words, that all of us had forgotten existed. I can’t believe up until then it had been ‘lost’ but as I’ve got a hard drive crammed with 40G of pictures and video, should I really be surprised?
Over the summer holidays I went to see Transformers 4 with my 12 year old son. He was adamant I referred to it by its proper title Transformers 4: Age of Extinction but I refused because I know that the chances of the franchise becoming extinct aren’t just slim – they’re skeletal.
I think one of the most impressive and surprising performances I saw last year came from Jack O’Connell in British prison drama Starred Up. Throughout the film I thought to myself ‘I know that guy…’ but I couldn’t figure out where from. After a quick IMDb after the film I thought ‘of course, I know him from skins!’.
Steve Carell has had a brilliant career so far, starring in some of the most popular comedies in recent times such a Despicable Me, Anchorman, 40 Year Old Virgin and Bruce Almighty. His performances are popcorn chokingly funny, who can forget Anchorman’s Brick confessing his love for lamp or the newsroom scene in Bruce Almighty.
With the release of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, film noir is a style of filmmaking that seems appropriate to discuss at the moment. Films that are cold, shadowy, cynical and pessimistic don’t sit well with the (mostly) glorious late-summer weather we’ve been enjoying over the past few weeks. The wider world, though, seems to be in the midst of a period of perpetual gloom and unrest.