Life of Pi
Action/Adventure / Drama / Films

Life of Pi

What sets Ang Lee apart from most modern directors is his versatility – over the past couple of decades, the man has worked across a number of different genres and delivered great results each time. From Austen adaptation Sense and Sensibility, to interesting comic-book failure Hulk, action-wuxia classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and gay romantic drama in Brokeback Mountain, there’s … Continue reading

Inception
Action/Adventure / Films / Thriller

Inception

Starting with small, tight-paced thrillers like Memento and Insomnia, Christopher Nolan has made a name for himself in recent years as a director to watch out for. Perhaps most famous for his intelligent reboot of the Batman franchise and subsequent critical and commercial goldmine The Dark Knight Trilogy, Nolan is known for mixing complex plots with taunt action scenes; … Continue reading

James Bond Retrospective: Skyfall
Action/Adventure / Bond / Films / Thriller

James Bond Retrospective: Skyfall

The Bond series has had its ups and downs – from the greats of From Russia with Love and Goldfinger, to the lows of Diamonds are Forever, Octopussy and Die Another Day – the series was given a huge injection of energy with Daniel Craig Casino Royale, though sadly, things quickly fell apart with the damp Quantum of Solace. Casino’s good work seemed undone, which meant there was a … Continue reading

Amélie
Comedy / Drama / Films / World Cinema

Amélie

Every now and then, a film is released which manages to completely restore your faith in cinema. Such films revel in the craft and stand up proudly against the classics of old, with a shining, original confidence which brightens the day of cinematic critics around the globe. Jeunet’s Amélie (in French, Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie … Continue reading