The twitter feed @TheCinegogue has been running a little quiz to name one’s favourite film by the decade, except for the 21st Century. Here are my picks:
BBC Culture polled 177 film critics from 36 countries to come up with the top 100 films of the 21st Century to date. Placing number one on the list was director David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive. (?!?!)
Back when I lived in Toronto, I used to attend the Toronto International Film Festival on a regular basis. The programme that had me drooling was Midnight Madness. The screenings of wild and crazy films began at 11:59 p.m. Hong Kong chop-sockey; the mind-bending, if ghoulish, creativity of Japanese director Takashi Miike (IMO, the quintessential […]
Walter “Robby” Robinson ran the Spotlight investigative unit of the Boston Globe newspaper in 2002 when it took up the story of how priests sexually abused children in the Boston area and how the powerful Cardinal Bernard Law, archbishop of the Boston archdiocese, helped keep the carnage quiet. This work of reportage was honoured with […]
Roy Batty, the alpha android in the classic dystopian sci-fi film Blade Runner, became activated on Jan. 8, 2016: #RoysBirthday #BladeRunner pic.twitter.com/IZY9R8pq6P — Joel McHale (@joelmchale) January 8, 2016 Mashable rounded up some Twitter reaction to the milestone. Here is the Blade Runner scene in which Roy meets his maker as his ‘life’ is winding […]
New York Times film critics Wesley Morris and A.O. Scott have identified six relatively current French films that speak to some of that nation’s internal tensions and social ills. I’ve seen four out of the six, and enjoyed them all for different reasons.
A lookback by Anne Bilson, a film reviewer with the Telegraph newspaper, at why she thinks the films of 1982 may have been the best collective crop ever. I’ll snip out some excerpts relating to my favourite hobby horse of that year — Blade Runner.
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is the subject of a forthcoming movie, “American Sniper,” and the author of a book on his experiences in Iraq (he was shot to death in 2013 at a Texas gun range). If you accept a court’s 2014 libel judgment in favour of former Navy commando and Minnesota governor […]
Imagine trying to capture the combustibility of the late James Brown on film. Here’s a taste of the frenetic master showman’s dance moves, set to the tune of a blistering There Was A Time, taken off the 1968 album James Brown Live in Dallas: That’s a hard act to cover, doncha think? Well, the BBC’s […]