Tag Archives: Writing

Editorial: Intro to X-Men August

After taking some time off, it’s honestly good to be back. I’ve been wracking my brains about to do in August. There are many directors, genres and even actors that could have easily chimed with August (from Pedro Almodóvar to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Comic Book Movies, Marvel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Editorial: My Top Five Comfort Movies

5) The Pink Panther (1964) The Pink Panther mixes a bemused comic spirit with ambitious and farcical comedic set pieces. But the film’s most comforting element is Peter Sellers’s Inspector Clouseau. There’s something inherently relatable about him. At times, I … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Editorials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Editorial: My Top Five Moviegoing Experiences (Inspired by Filmspotting)

Introduction & Tribute Cinemas are still unfortunately closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the memories of how our movie outings have moved us, thrilled us and in some rare instances- changed our lives, still linger. As we reflect fondly … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Editorials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miyazaki May: The Wind Rises (2014)

More then any other film that Hayao Miyazaki has made, The Wind Rises seems to be a mirror that casts the most personal reflection of the animated auteur. Part of this comes from Rises being the last movie he made … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Miyazaki May | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miyazaki May: Spirited Away (2003)

Spirited Away is a special film. It’s an experience that’s delightful, wondrous and truly transportive. Whilst on a stroll with her parents, Chihiro Ogino (Rumi Hiiragi) comes across an empty street with some restaurants that are seemingly open for business. … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Miyazaki May | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Miyazaki May: Princess Mononoke (2001)

As a genre, animated movies are by and large treated with kid gloves, often being dismissed based on their cartoony aesthetic and place in the multiplex cycle. Films like Princess Mononoke shatter this frequent preconception. Hayao Miyazaki’s stunning and meditative … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Miyazaki May | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Editorial: Intro to Miyazaki May

May sees the continuation of themed months. From the small pockets of reactions, I’ve gotten in my personal life, admitting to not seeing a Hayao Miyazaki movie is akin to a cinematic sin. Well, your honour I now stand here … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, animation, Editorials, Miyazaki May | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Argento April: Deep Red (1974)

Deep Red or Profundo Russo (Italian title) is the cinematic equivalent of soaring. It’s a film that illustrates Dario Argento is not merely working within the horror genre, but understands it so profoundly that he can bend it to his … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Argento April, Review, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Argento April: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1971)

Loosely defined: Giallo is a popular 20th century genre that specialises in mysteries, thrillers and occasionally supernatural horror. The Italian word translates to yellow and the genre gets its name from the yellow coloured paperback novels that dominated bookshelves in … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Argento April, Review, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Editorial: Intro to Argento April

April sees the start of themed months and I could not think of a better filmmaker then Dario Argento, to begin this series of blog posts. Despite being into Italian horror cinema, Argento has fallen of my radar compared to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Editorials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment