“I'm not good, I'm a good gangster” - Ronnie Kray Based on the true story of gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray, who took over London in the 1960's, Legend brought something a little different to your classic British crime thriller– the idea of weakness. Legend is an exploration into the side we don't see … Continue reading Legend – REVIEW
If I were to describe Martin McDonagh's latest offering in one word, it would be UNCOMPROMISING. Violent, gritty, comedic, and almost entirely politically incorrect – 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is definitely not a film for those who want an easy ride. The film tells the story of mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) as she … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – REVIEW
By mainly taking into account the film Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013), how has the representation of women changed in the post-gender and highly-technological society of the 21st century? From the early days of film where females were presented as either a damsel in distress or an illusive femme fatale, to the 21st century, … Continue reading Under The Skin (2013) and Post-Gender, Technologised Representations.
Given the fairly conservative and moralistic attitude of the France of 1961, “Truffaut was understandably concerned about the reaction of the general public to his bohemian threesome” (Stam 2006: 91). Critically explore the themes raised in the film and how they are expressed through plot, camera work and montage. Often described as one of the … Continue reading A Thematic Exploration of Francois Truffaut’s Jules Et Jim (1962)
On the surrealist filmmakers 83rd birthday, we take a look at the wonderfully disturbing worlds of Jan Švankmajer HERE.
Meet The New Editors of The 405 Film...here's a hint...one of them is me!
Find out more about my thinking behind Explore The Town of Light in my interview with AFKer Games HERE .
Previously only issued on VHS, the 4K restoration of Multiple Maniacs (by The Criterion Collection) will see a whole new audience delve deep into the mind of the Pope of Trash, John Waters. Now almost crystal clear, viewers can now witness the perverse pleasure of Divine and Co in almost a little too much detail.
In 2014 the record for the fastest selling vinyl was broken. Twice. What is the reason for this second coming of music via wax? Why was there a 101% rise in sales of LP’s between 2012 and 2013 whilst CD’s slowly descend into tech hell? And with the biggest market for vinyl being those between … Continue reading Everybody Loves Vinyl?
Trigger Warning – Rape, Body Modifications, Genital Mutilation From the outset, American Mary, the second feature from Canadian twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, appears to just be a copycat “I Spit On Your Grave” style revenge thriller where a woman manages to inflict some kind of pain onto men who have previously done her wrong. … Continue reading American Mary – Just Another Rape Revenge Film?