One of the most important silent films of the German expressionism era that continues to captivate audiences almost 90-years on. With it's use of miniatures and matt paintings, Murnau's film creates an intimate and often frightening setting in which the story unfolds. Moments of bleakness are created with shallow focus shots and simple effects. A truly majestic piece of film history that sits proudly atop my favourite silents list along with Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and Modern Times.
Let's face it, LUCY isn't going to win any awards, but at a brisk 90 minute run-time, we are treated to a film that's not frightened to dream a little bigger. In doing so, Luc Besson's cerebral cortex is a playground for all kind of wonderful things. Scarlet Johansson - who is clearly having lots of fun here - is the titular character. Throw in a bewildered Morgan Freeman as a university professor who's written some mere 6000+ pages on…
I've often ignored Zodiac. Choosing to watch Fight Club countless times and scream from the rooftops that the no-holds barred film is Fincher's best, not least because it's my favourite film, but because I hadn't seen Zodiac enough.
With my adoration for the above parked for the evening, it was high time I tackled Zodiac for only my fourth viewing.
162 minutes later my fourth watch was the most memorable.
I came away with a much more transparent understanding of…