BAD BRUCE WILLIS: The Forgivable Sins of LOOPER

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

BRAVE

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

The Riverfront, a photo by iainthekid on Flickr. This photo sums up a lot of things that I think of as 'mine' and define 'me'. The British Film Institute cinema on the Southbank in London has a restaurant attached to it - 'The Riverbank'. - Great atmosphere, people, culture, food and cinema, all in one … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine