Desert Warriors and The Problem with Dune (1984).

I've seen Dune more times than I really should have.  I've gone through phases with it and in 2013 I wrote the following... "Although not perfect (what film is?) it’s a great big, weird and ballsy piece of sci-fi.  What really feels right is the savage nature of the world in which it’s set both … Continue reading Desert Warriors and The Problem with Dune (1984).

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All about the moments…

Moments can lift or sink a film.  Ten seconds can make ninety minutes seem like time well spent or kill everything that went before.  Last night I watched Bone Tomahawk (2015) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and for better or worse the moments were in full swing. Bone Tomahawk is a rather slight western tale … Continue reading All about the moments…

Film: Interstellar (2014)

After the 'teaser' I tend to avoid trailers for films that I want to see.  I know that I want to see them so what's the point of seeing a collection of the good bits?  And it pays off. Interstellar is an enthralling piece of cinema.  It harks back to the vintage sci-fi of ideas and … Continue reading Film: Interstellar (2014)

Film: Noah (2014)

There is a lot of chat about the scriptural accuracy of Aronofsky's film, as if that had anything to do with it being a 'good' film or not. Well, I can't vouch for the strictness of the adaptation (as you might of guessed I couldn't really care less either) but it is a good film. … Continue reading Film: Noah (2014)