Why film is good – in terms of relating to societies today. In an hour or so, an issue can be confronted and exposed to an audience of people. The audience may already be knowledgeable, or politically aware of the topic involved; or the audience may be opened to something they did not yet know. Either […]Read More Why Film is Good
I, Daniel Blake: a must see film from socialist director Ken Loach. An attempt to shove the real issue into the eyes of the public, and confront the government on its poor attention to the benefits system and its policies. I, Daniel Blake removes the stereotypes surrounding those who claim benefits, whilst reducing the stigma surrounding […]Read More I, Daniel Blake
I was treated to a taste of the Raindance Film Festival by my sister last month at Vue Piccadilly. Whilst browsing the selection of films to go see, two stood out: Nascent and The Shepherd. We had to pick one, so picked The Shepherd, to discover that Nascent was the short film showing just before The Shepherd […]Read More Raindance Film Festival
Through watching film, an aspect of interest for me is very often the meaning and truth behind a story, and its relevance on society today. My previous post on La Haine was a good example of this, where the corruption, discrimination, police brutality and stereotypes were a reflection of present day societies. Or my post before […]Read More Save Kiribati – Save Our Planet!
It has been much too long since my last post! I thought I would restart with a mini reflection on the brilliant film I watched last night… La Haine (1995) This french film follows a day in the lives of 3 friends – Vinz (Jewish), Said (Arab), and Hubert (Afro-French) – living in the impoverished […]Read More Reflection on La Haine (1995)
I have just finished watching all 8 movies by the great director Wes Anderson! I am absolutely in love with his unique, but distinct style, where the camera, sound and colours play such a significant role. Bottle Rocket, 1996, was Wes’ first feature film, where three friends plan to pull off a robbery and go on the run. The humour […]Read More Wes Anderson
New blog and thought I’d start with the first film of 2015 that I went to see in the cinema! Foxcatcher – starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo – is a movie based on the chilling true story of Olympic wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz, and coach John du Pont. The movie was […]Read More 1st movie of 2015