It must be hard to be a director like John Carpenter. When you create such classics as Halloween, The Thing and Escape from New York within four years, any subsequent films will never apparently measure up. And his new film The Ward, does not, but it is still a solid old-school horror film with plenty of scares and a twist that is only obvious after the fact.
The Australian film industry seems to have a knack for churning out two great kinds of films: campy Abba-inspired comedies, and dark taut thrillers. For the latter, it might be do to the country’s criminal ancestry, but Australian crime films concentrate on the human element, the things that make people evil, or do evil things. […]
Shock & Awe: The Dusk ‘Til Dawn Grindhouse Experience returns to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 25th at 11:30pm and we’re giving away three pairs of tickets! The all night event features six awesome movies all presented on film (16mm and 35mm), and is guaranteed to be the only fest where you’ll see Donny […]
Throughout history mankind has been witness to many visioneers of the future. The Oracle of Lesbos. Nostradamus. Marty McFly. But despite all the renditions and predictions, evidence has arisen that the Earth has but one impending future – the world of Squaresoft’s Nintendo game Final Fantasy VI (Or III to everyone in North America). Our […]
I really don’t like remakes. Like many film fans, I believe that they should be avoided at all costs, particularly when they are Hollywood remakes of excellent foreign films. However, Hollywood being what it is, remakes are inevitable. So when I heard that there were plans to remake the excellent Swedish film Let The Right […]
The Social Network is a movie that shouldn’t work. It’s a story about a socially challenged, bitterly abrasive geek and how he created a high-traffic website. Hardly the stuff of Oscars or summer blockbusters. Thing is, in spite of this, the movie plays out just like the typical Facebook experience – hard to see what all the hype is about from the outside, quickly captivating at first, then totally engrossing from within.
John Lennon is undoubtedly the most iconic of The Beatles, and his mythic status was solidified by his murder in 1980. But the man and the music should be separated, and while his music post-Beatles was arguably better, Lennon and McCartney together proved that the sum is often better than the parts. Photographer Sam Taylor-Wood, in her feature directorial debut Nowhere Boy, takes the audience back further, to Lennon's teenage years, his discovery of music, first meeting with McCartney, and his tumultuous familial relations.