Film

07/05/07

Mark Wahlberg comes back down to earth after the critical acclaim of The Departed by playing Bob Lee Swagger an ex military sniper who is set up by assassins in the political thriller Shooter. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/05/07

I walked into Disturbia having no idea what the hell it would be about, and was pleasantly surprised to be watching a modern day remake of one of my favourite films, Rear Window. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

07/05/07

The main story in the media, as I write this, is the high New Zealand dollar. I can’t think of any films on that topic. However a supposed result of the high dollar is the loss of manufacturing jobs, though I think it has more to do with greedy employers needing to exploit even more [...]

07/05/07

When walking into the theatre, it was hard to get excited about this film – which follows the true story of famous Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree. The road for sports movies isn’t an easy one and there have been many dismal failures in the past. However, I was surprised to say that – despite the [...]

30/04/07

Q: What’s the point in having a bunch of male models running around in Greek warrior outfits, if they’re not even going to make out? A: So that they can make long-winded speeches about Freedom. Apparently. Although, just exactly which definition applies to a society as rigid as fifth-century Sparta is another tricky question altogether. [...]

30/04/07

The First World War represented a new level of mass slaughter in a conflict explicitly for the profit of the respective warring nations’ elites. For the war propagandists of the time, this pointless nightmare was pretty hard to sell to the public. However, there was one aspect of this bloodbath that could be portrayed with [...]

30/04/07

Trainspotting creators, director Danny Boyle and producer Andrew MacDonald have once again collaborated with author Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later) for their latest film Sunshine. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

30/04/07

With the recent Virginia Tech massacre I’m not sure what I find more disturbing: a society that produces a never-ending stream of massacres, or that the same society refuses to examine why they are happening. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

23/04/07

There were many good reasons to see The Good German. A substantial part of my film education involved watching Alfred Hitchcock dodge the production code (an archaic moral code imposed by censors in the 1950s and before that prohibited swearing, nudity, kisses lasting longer than three seconds, or even showing two people in bed together [...]