Category Archives: Uncategorized

Artistic Borders

Jules Winnfield, Zeus Carver, Mace Windu are all names that are familiar to film fans around the world. The Bible-quoting hitman, the reluctant, foul-mouthed, heroic, John McClane sidekick and the black Jedi. These characters, along with dozens – over one hundred – others, were brought to life by one man; Samuel L. Jackson.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

La La Land – How musicals should be.

Damien Chazelle loves music. Jazz music to be more precise. A quick peruse through his IMDB credits shows that. Writer-director Chazelle made one of my favourite films of 2015 in the brilliant Whiplash, an intense study of a young music college student, who longs to be a great drummer and the maniacal music mentor, who drives him to the brink. Whiplash soundtrack is an ode to jazz, with classic jazz staples played throughout. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nocturnal Animals – review

Nocturnal Animals tells the story of disillusioned, upper-middle-class, art-gallery owner Susan Morrow (Amy Adams), who is slowly coming to the realisation that her pursing-of-the-Joneses lifestyle, with the slick clothing, show home apartment and Adonis-esque husband (an underused Arnie Hammer), is not at all what she thought would be.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Accountant – before the Dark Knight

Ben Affleck’s Christian Wolff is an accountant whose brilliance and discretion bring him to the attention of many high profile criminal types, who use his expertise to look after their finances. He is also noticed by J. K. Simmons’ nearing retirement, chief treasury officer, Ray King, who uses unorthodox methods to enlist the help of the keen-minded Cynthia Addai-Robinson’s treasury officer Maybeth Medina to find out who the gentleman in every photo with the very bad people is. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Logan – The film X-fans were waiting for.

As a big X-men fan – collected the comics throughout the golden Chris Claremont era – and a would-be screenwriter and filmmaker, I have watched all the Fox iterations of X-men films and their connected films. Even though Bryan Singer strayed somewhat – okay, massively – from the source material, as films his first two were good. He even returned to save the franchise after the God awful Last Stand. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Quiet Suppression – We’ll Take That

Back in the mid eighties I and many of my friends, in our mid to late teens, listened to the same music. This was around the time I started going to clubs and meeting people who would become life long … Continue reading

Posted in Other little things, Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Focus (not the Will Smith film)

  Blogs have taken a back seat of late as I try and turn my attention  forcibly to writing script form fiction. It is nearly a year since I made my last film and in the interim, all I have … Continue reading

Posted in filmmaking, Other little things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment