Monthly Archives: December 2011

An Alternative Christmas Film Offering…

Ah, Christmas time! That point in the year when all the rules of normal life are thrown out the window. We spend too much, eat too much, drink way too much. We suddenly do strange things like sing carols, put large spikey trees in our homes and, strangest of all, invite our extended family round […]

The Troubled Life of Jean Marc Calvet

This week there’s been lots of talk about documentary film: specifically, the release of Carol Morley’s documentary ‘Dreams of a Life’, which has got the critics swooning left right and centre. I will attempt to see it next week (and I highly recommend anyone and everyone else does too) and may well write a post […]

Sarah Palin: You Betcha!

Does anyone still care about Sarah Palin? The straight talking, gun toting, all-American woman, who rose to fame in 2008 as the candidate pundits claimed would ‘save’ the McCain Presidential bid, has since been marred by waves of bad publicity that have seen her popularity shrink from a massive 93% approval rating, to just 38%. […]

Lascars: ‘No Vay-Kay For Real Homies’

I’ve been aware of a website called MUBI for some time, from which you can stream some great films for a reasonable cost and so this week I decided to try it out for myself. For £2.99 I bought myself a screening of the 2009 French animation ‘Lascars’ (or by it’s rather corny English name, […]

We Have A Pope

I’m yet to review a newly released film and so this post is an attempt to rectify that. This film by renowned Italian director Nanni Moretti, has literally just been released in the UK; well, it officially opened in cinemas last Friday (2nd December), so close enough. ‘We Have A Pope’ or Habemus Papam has […]

Anime vs. Hollywood: Paprika & Inception

Remember that big box-office blockbuster Inception in the summer of 2010, which baffled audiences’ brains, wowed critics, got tongues wagging, won all those awards and even inspired the odd internet meme? Of course you do, you’d have to be living under a rock not to have seen or heard of it. So, wasn’t that movie, […]