THE WOLF OF WALL STREET


2013 DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? YES I've waited too long to watch this and I should have known better. The Oscar nominated "True Story" of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), a stock broker who's first day was apparently Black Monday … Continue reading THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

GONE WITH THE WIND; RACIST… REALLY…?


Well, it is a pretty hard case to sell that this American classic from 1939 is anything but. Is it as bad as Birth Of A Nation, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year? I very much doubt it but it is guilty of the casual, patronising racism common place in pre-war America, with … Continue reading GONE WITH THE WIND; RACIST… REALLY…?

THE LIFEGUARD


2013 DIRECTOR: Liz W. Garcia NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION May Contain Spoilers! Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Well, if you like watching an R rated film, which thinks that it is giving and insight in to the life of a twenty-something who can not accept her grown up life, told … Continue reading THE LIFEGUARD

R.I.P. James Horner – 1963 ~ 2015


Rest In Peace, James. He will be sorely missed but his work will live on for years to come and will certainly be a staple on my iPod, as well as the timeless memorial that his movie work will be, as it is accompanied so many movies which will be rerun for decades to come.

JAWS: REVISITED


1975 DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg It was 40 years ago this weekend, that Jaws opened to theatre goers in the U.S. and with its massive success, propelled Steven Spielberg to to top of his game and bucked the trend of the Summer Blockbuster. With innovation, restraint, compromise, action and story driven by some of cinemas greatest … Continue reading JAWS: REVISITED

FORTY: THE AGE OF SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS


As the summer blockbuster turns 40 today, we are going to take a brief look at the genre which began with Steven Spielberg's shark attack thriller Jaws back in 1975. The film which made a generation afraid of the water and effectively brought the "less is more" aesthetic to the fore in thriller film-making. Blockbusters aren't a new thing as … Continue reading FORTY: THE AGE OF SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS

IMAX @ 45


MIssed it! The 45th anniversary of IMAX's debut at the Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, which took place on the 15th May 1970. That's right, the all be it unknown IMAX short, Tiger's Child (1970) premiered at the show, the year before the first permanent installation was opened to the public. IMAX has come along way … Continue reading IMAX @ 45