Not only is Brad Bird's The Iron Giant an utterly compelling and entertaining animated picture, it's also very aware of how to be clever without isolating it's audience. Beautifully rendered, with a mix of cell drawn and CG animation, allowing it to feel like a traditional animated film from the early days, whilst not be frightened to embrace the new technology. Every frame of the film is magical.
The film is a fond one for me, and continues to bring me enjoyment on each and every watch. Now, where's the Blu-ray release Warner?!
John Le Carré's post-9/11 story may be a slow burner, yet it demands your attention. With it's intricacies and heavy dialogue, it's certainly a mature film and your patience will be regarded in the final act. Certainly worthy of a visit to the cinema if only to see Hoffman in a finale so captivating, I may have had a lump in my throat knowing I'll not see another like it. Corbijn has found beauty in tragedy, for that, I say thank you.
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…