I have always admired Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, not least because every time I use his name in a polite conversation I sound like a pretentious ponce, but also because his film's are just so poignant. Amorros Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful, powerful stories, well told and well constucted. I say Admired, because until Birdman I have never actually liked any of his films.
Birdman has a lightness of touch that isn't a million miles away from the offbeat humor of…
You could be forgiven for thinking that the British film industry is dead. Lets be honest, the last big, successful, good movie, produced and distributed by a British studio was, The Woman in Black. That wonderfully scary and stylish ghost story that heralded the return of Hammer(at least for a time).
There are lets not forget, are a decent number of films made in this country, The Kings Speech, Prometheus, Les Misrables, Skyfall to name but 4. None of these,…
Mr T has spent his Fistfull of Dollars well. Django Unchained looks fabulous, sounds fantastic and is performed with all the vim and zip you would expect from the Director of Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. The Script is very good and manages to balance riotous laughs and riotous violence in the way only QT can. There are some great blink and you miss them cameos(now de riguer for a Tarantino movie but still fun). Bruce Dern pops…