Silhouettes, Dover Castle, a photo by iainthekid on Flickr.
Rian Johnson's Looper is a good film, with touches of brilliance, but equally with a central dubious morality and the plot weaknesses inherent in any film that uses time travel as a central plot structure. The way that these central problems are addressed by Johnson, and how they interact with one another are essential to … Continue reading BAD BRUCE WILLIS: The Forgivable Sins of LOOPER
The scale of the modern windmills up close demonstrated by the person at the foot of this one, taken at the Whitelee Windmill Farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
If I was to be topical, of course, this blog should be a review of the current Taken sequel taking vast amounts of box office money around the world, the imaginatively titled Taken 2. It's not though, for one fundamental reason - I shan't be going to see Taken 2 at the cinema. I may stumble … Continue reading A Rant About TAKEN
A film review with a bit of a difference: a letter, reprinted below, published in the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine (November 2012 edition, edited slightly by the journal). I wrote them in response to a largely positive review from Thirza Wakefield, of Disney Pixar's Brave. Whither Pixar? It's not so much the … Continue reading BRAVE