Slaughterhouse Five – Blu-Ray Review

It's always a challenge to adapt a much-loved book to the screen, and George Roy Hill's adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five is a prime example of this. It's an extremely flawed adaptation, but it's a film with ambition, inventiveness and does to a large extent succeed to adapt one of the most "unfilmable" novels ever written. Kurt Vonnegut gave … Continue reading Slaughterhouse Five – Blu-Ray Review

Ned Kelly (2003) – Blu-Ray Review

The story of Ned Kelly on film is as old as feature filmmaking itself, with the first ever feature-length film being a version of the outlaw's story in 1906. The film was incredibly successful, but was banned in some parts of Australia because they thought it glorified Ned Kelly, leading to fears that  it might … Continue reading Ned Kelly (2003) – Blu-Ray Review

Oliver Assayas talks Kirsten Stewart, Technology and Val Lewton

Director Olivier Assayas came of age in Paris ’68—a fact that has influenced many of his films. Through the 1980s he worked for Cahiers du Cinema as a film critic while making his own start as a filmmaker–he calls that early exposure to the art of cinema his film school. More than any other French filmmaker, he sees film … Continue reading Oliver Assayas talks Kirsten Stewart, Technology and Val Lewton

David Lynch: The Art Life – Interview With Director Jon Nguyen

David Lynch: The Art Life is now in UK cinemas, it's a very revealing and insightful documentary on David Lynch's mindset and covers his life right up to making his debut feature length film Eraserhead. It's also very funny, the story of him smoking weed and seeing Bob Dylan and storming out is worth the price … Continue reading David Lynch: The Art Life – Interview With Director Jon Nguyen