Recalling a few similar points that Steven Soderbergh made in his State of Cinema address, Robin Wright shared some thoughts about the state of modern Hollywood during a Q&A at the London Film Festival last year. She began by talking about how she came to be involved in making The Congress before moving into some more general observations about … Read more
The split between live-action and animation in Ari Folman’s The Congress, his follow-up to Waltz With Bashir, is a bold choice but one that seems a little hard to understand. It appears motivated by the desire to show the contrast between two worlds, but this a point made that is so simplistic that one reaches for … Read more
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And now for something completely different. My top ten hip hop mixtapes of 2013, with links to free downloads of each one. 1. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap Download here. 2. Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever Download here. 3. Gucci Mane – Diary of a Trap God Download here. 4. Travi$ Scott … Read more
Gravity opens with on screen text explaining that no sounds can be heard in space and that life is impossible. This is the first of many things in Gravity that don’t really need to be explicitly spelt out, but this common issue in the storytelling is thankfully not something that distracts too greatly from the … Read more
My top ten films of 2013, based on US release dates. 1. 12 Years a Slave 2. Inside Llewyn Davis Read my review here. 3. At Berkeley 4. Side Effects 5. Behind the Candelabra Read my review here. 6. Blue is the Warmest Color Read my review here. 7. Gravity Read my review here. 8. … Read more