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Film

September 1, 2008

Directed by Fritz Lang It is said that Joseph Goebbels was so impressed by Metropolis that he offered Fritz Lang the position as head of Universum Film AG (the powerful German film studio, which became synonymous with propaganda following the ascension of the Nazi party), however not being a fan of the fascists he chose […]

September 1, 2008

Directed by Ben Stiller Parody has been given a bad name recently. The constant stream of excrement poured out by members of the Scary Movie team has tarnished what used to be one of the most entertaining genres of film, but Zoolander Writer/Director/Star Ben Stiller is back to save the genre with his homage to […]

September 1, 2008

Directed by Werner Herzog Werner Herzog has made a movie in Antarctica. He hasn’t really made a movie about Antarctica, although, as always, he is obviously madly (like seriously, this dude is crazy) in love with the world around him. It’s more about the people who live there.

August 11, 2008

The Film Festival came to a close last Saturday. It wasn’t as full of ‘high profile’ films as it has been in the past but in a way this was its main strength. Films like Dear Zachary and Apron Strings weren’t headliners, but they are two favourites of the year and have stayed with me […]

August 11, 2008

Directed by Maeyuki Suo The closing shot, of the Supreme Court of Japan, leaves you with no mistake: I Just Didn’t Do It is a political drama. Which may limit its target audience a bit. If you’re not Japanese or a law student, you might not get much out of this. If you are, or […]

August 11, 2008

Directed by Kurt Kuenne Dear Zachary is the most personal film I’ve ever seen – raw, human and painfully upsetting. Kurt Kuenne tells the story of his murdered friend Andrew through the home movies they made together, and interviews with everyone Andrew loved, as a message to Andrew’s son Zachary.

August 11, 2008

Directed by Nic Balthazar Okay. Let’s begin by saying that during Ben X I found out that my eyeliner is better quality than I thought, because it didn’t run everywhere. Ben (Greg Timmermans, also a total hottie) is a troubled child. Eventually diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, after running the gamut of psychological and physical testing, […]

August 11, 2008

Directed by Anand Tucker This movie follows the relationship between Doctor Arthur Morrison and his son Blake over a period of thirty years as the father slowly dies of cancer. With a mix of present day scenes and flashbacks of Blake as an adolescent we follow a son’s attempts to reconcile his troubled relationship with […]

August 11, 2008

Directed by Hideaki Anno If you’re making a film based upon a pre-existing series, it helps if the series is awesome. Hideaki Anno really couldn’t have screwed this one up if he’d tried. But compared to the epic radness of the original he hasn’t exactly outdone himself either.