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  • Call Me Lucky

    Call Me Lucky 2015

    Watched 21 Aug, 2015

    Phenomenal. An inspiring and beautiful film. Funny, shocking and heartbreaking. Had me in pieces multiple times.

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice 2006

    Rewatched 16 Aug, 2015

    [Theatrical Cut]

    Such a fascinating film. And a real oddity. Miami Vice is already an important part of film history and academically interesting - due to Mann and Beebe's use of digital technology - but I also find it an incredibly engaging and entertaining experience.

    What really struck me upon rewatching it this time was the way in which Mann approaches the narrative, setting up an urgent story about an internal leak and a 'big bad' that needs taking down,…

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  • Bitter Lake

    Bitter Lake 2015

    Watched 26 Jan, 2015 2

    Think I'm going to go long on this soon, but for now here is a list of the songs on the soundtrack that I caught:

    Burial - Come Down To Us
    Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place
    David Bowie - The Bewlay Brothers
    KanYe West - Runaway ft. Push T
    Clint Mansell - Welcome to Lunar Industries
    Cliff Martinez - Kick Your Teeth
    Pye Corner Audio - Electronic Rhythm Number Three
    Burial - Dog Shelter
    Burial - In Mcdonalds
    This Mortal Coil - The Lacemaker
    Burial - Dog Shelter
    The House in the Woods - Sunlight On Rusting Hulk

  • Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise

    Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise 2015

    Watched 10 Aug, 2015

    Mogwai's sublime score does a great deal of the heavy lifting, but the visual assemblage from Cousins is solid and effectively tells a story without narration or any need for explicit explanation. And he really does tell a specific story, one that speaks to changing attitudes and a clear belief that we have made very, very grave errors with regards to the 'atomic age'.