Posts Tagged ‘Films’

Right now, the upcoming Watchmen film ought to be the least of my worries; but I’ve seriously considered not watching Zack Snyder’s apparently faithful adaptation of the seminal graphic novel. You see, a comic geek scorned is a force to be reckoned with. The first comic book I remember falling in love with was an […]


MIFF 2008

25Jul08

It’s that time of the year again. The Melbourne International Film Festival is back with a lot less fanfare than last year and unlike last year (when I was broke busy), I plan on catching more films. Two films I’m really looking forward to are the indie sensation ‘In Search of a Midnight Kiss‘ and […]


But to put something in context is a step towards saying it can be understood and that it can be explained. And if it can be explained then it can be explained away. The above lines are uttered by a somewhat socially inept homosexual Jew student when the Holocaust is discussed in class. The History […]


  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1060277/  Don’t believe the hype. Cloverfield is a terrible, nauseating and utterly pointless piece of cinema catering mostly to today’s attention deficit generation. No matter what they tell you, the camera work is not clever, it’s maddening. Now that’s out of the way, it does have a couple of redeeming qualities (none of which […]


I love the way this country smells. I’ll never forget it. It’s kind of spicy. Wes Anderson, in many interviews has stated that this film was intended as an homage to Satyajit Ray (and even inspired by Jean Renoir) and that’s exactly what hits you from the first frame; a poignant, stylized and funny opening […]


Christopher Nolan’s follow up to the brilliant Batman Begins, The Dark Knight is well over half a year away from hitting the cinemas but the first trailer (apart from the teaser) made it’s way online via one of the zillion viral sites promoting the film. The last time I watched a trailer so many times […]