Pixar are normally renowned for creating and developing lead characters borne of bewitchment and understanding, yet I never particularly felt attachment to the lead character, Merida.
Saying that, even when the animation studio make average films, they're still watchable and entertaining, even if this one in question was something of a poor man's How To Train Your Dragon.
Ranking amongst the greatest of films ever made, Lang uses M as a means to explore the very state in which he resided for the majority of his early film-making career. Amidst swirling and mysterious shadows, the reflective nature of a glass pane and the oneiric, ethereal, brooding atmosphere lies something of the utmost importance: the implicit nature of humanity and moral ambiguity.
Unintentionally drawing on a similar real life serial killer in Peter Kurten, M describes the furore surrounding…
When I first saw Tarkovsky's much critically acclaimed, Mirror, I was living alone in the middle of Valencia, isolated, and at times struggling to cope with the pressures of adapting to a new, somewhat alien surrounding. Mirror became my coping strategy; watching it would both elevate me from personal conflictions and day-to-day problems. Most importantly perhaps, it enabled a personal evaluation through the idea that despite being an incredibly intricate and intimate outing, Tarkovsky forces the viewer to find themselves…