Is Darren Aranofsky modern cinema’s Noah?

Is Darren Aranofsky modern cinema’s Noah?

There’s no denying Darren Aranofsky is a unique filmmaker. Prior to Noah his most accessible work (if you can call it that) was probably The Wrestler followed by Black Swan, the latter which – let’s face it – had many moments of ‘out there’ insanity. Audiences expecting more of the former kind of storytelling will … Continue reading

And the award goes to… Michael!

And the award goes to… Michael!

Bit narcissistic to trumpet one’s own name in a blog isn’t it? Well tough, I’m doing it anyway. Reason being, there’s so many brilliant Michaels in the world that it’s high time someone gathered them together and sung their praises. Obviously the below is only a snippet of the great work Team Michael has accomplished, … Continue reading

On my mind… Charlize Theron

On my mind… Charlize Theron

Having just watched The Burning Plain it’s become clear that we need to discuss the career of Charlize Theron. She doesn’t get anywhere near enough love (or interesting roles) and that needs to change. This isn’t an intervention or a rant. Simply put, this is a frank acknowledgement of talent. As all the great actresses … Continue reading

Ooh la la… my cinematic French fancies!

Ooh la la… my cinematic French fancies!

There’s a certain indefinable something about the modern-day French actress. Ok, sorry, it’s a lazy line even without saying it. However, the point stands. The appeal is hard to pinpoint but it’s undoubtedly there. Is it just the sexy accent? Or the fact we’re – well, most of us – drawn to the exotic? We … Continue reading

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For draws closer

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For draws closer

It’s finally here. Well, the trailer at least. And I’m as giddy as Michael Bay who’s just been handed the keys to a set of real-life Transformers with matching explosives. I have to say, it’s been a long wait but, now images and clips are beginning to be released, there’s grimy, noir-ish light at the … Continue reading

Monuments Men: an admirable flop?

Monuments Men: an admirable flop?

If George Clooney has a passion project there’s a fair chance it will get made. He’ll recruit a good cast and pick a good story to tell. All these things you can consider crossed off. Done. Dusted. This time round he chose to adapt a book: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the … Continue reading