Archive for January 2009

AFTER THE WEDDING

This was a film I saw advertised in a lot of London Underground stations in 2006, the release timed to coincide with Mads Mikkelsen’s turn as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale. As such, I dismissed it out of hand. However, After The Wedding (Efter Brylluppet) is a beautiful piece of work and well worth seeking

2009 SCRIPTS

Here’s my pick of the scripts for upcoming 2009 films, courtesy of Raindance.

JCVD

I love martial arts movies. You’re going to hear me say that on more than one occasion on this blog. I love martial arts movies, and one of the first ones I ever saw was Bloodsport, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. He plays Frank Dux, an American man with a Belgian accent, wearing a low-cut tank

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

This one was on my list of films I should have seen by now but haven’t for one reason or another. Along with Citizen Kane, which I’ve never managed to watch through to the end. I felt like I’d seen the film a million times before even watching it, as it crops up regularly in

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Before we start on the film itself, let’s take a moment to consider the career of Danny Boyle. He came to everyone’s attention with a film called Shallow Grave. This film was essentially a TV movie, with a 1950s Film Noir plot, that launched the careers of Christopher Eccleston and Ewan McGregor. Nothing special, unless

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Vampire movies are the in thing right now. Twilight, for example. Teenage girls up and down the land are currently squeaking in delight as the slab-faced Robert Pattinson has a strangely chaste romance with some 14yr old girl involving lots of meaningful looks and cries of “Don’t do that! I might do a sex wee

TIMECRIMES

My favourite kind of films are the ones that no-one else has heard of. By that, I mean films that are well written, well made, and have a unique idea behind them – but for one reason or another haven’t been seen or embraced by the wider public. Either because they haven’t been released properly,

Hello

This is my first post. I’ll be adding more soon. Basically this is a blog where I’ll write about cool stuff I’ve seen. TV shows, films, short films, anything really. I’ll also write about cool stuff I’ve done – short films I’ve made, VTs I’ve directed, and more besides. Most of all – this blog