Zero Dark Thirty – Torture, Revenge and a Question for America

Following an opening featuring a black screen and the sounds of 9/11 calls ,which lasts for a deeply uncomfortable period of time despite actually being relatively short, Zero Dark Thirty moves into more scenes which are well played to upset and discomfort an audience. We are introduced to the lead, Maya (Jessica Chastain), who is … Read more

Sunday Reads: 30th December 2012

Marilyn, The Master and Melancholia Kim Morgan ties together three subjects that might at first seem very different. Made in America Todd VanDerWerff on the final episode of The Sopranos. ‘Unfilmable’ stories like Life of Pi can make perfect cinema Tim Robey on adaptations of supposedly unfilmable books. Awards and Advocacy. How Should We Choose “The Best”? Nathaniel Rogers on … Read more

Sunday Reads: 16th December 2012

With Bill Murray, Just Take the Trip An interview at The New York Times with the great Bill Murray. Playboy Interview with Quentin Tarantino.  Last month was the one month when film fans could legitimately argue that they bought Playboy for the articles. I certainly did. This interview was one of the reasons. Q: What do Skyfall, The … Read more