My favourite samurai:-
This is my first Jim Jarmusch film. He's always been a filmmaker that I've had a passing interest in investigating one day but, for some reason, was never massively compelled to get into his work. Obviously that's changed now!
I'm trying not to think too much about a lot of what goes on in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai in a way. There's a lot of symbolism at play here and a lot of…
A slice of my childhood that I had almost forgotten about.
There was a list that dearly departed Letterboxd legend and current talent scout for Leicester City Adam Cook did which was about your most watched film. When I posted my answers for that I immediately went for The Goonies, Predator, Aliens and so on - films that I watched when I was a kid over and over and still watch regularly now. Yet there was one that I completely…
There's an LL Cool J quote that would be relevant here. Hello again.
I'm well aware this is Letterboxd, a social network site that was created for people to talk about films rather than their personal problems and woes, so much of what I'm about to say may seem irrelevant and strangely out of place to those of you who, for some reason, stick it out and decide to see it through to the end. If you decide to do…
I think that The Shining is, outside of one of its major plot points, a pretty good name for this film. It's a shining example of why no filmmaker should feel obliged to as closely mirror a book as possible when doing an adaptation.
When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, Stephen King famously decried it, saying that it hardly resembled his novel at all. Quite often since then people have suggested that King simply does not understand cinema, an opinion…