Southland Tales
Comedy / Films

Southland Tales

Donnie Darko remains one of those interesting independent movie success stories. It’s script was plucked from a slush pile and deemed worthy of production, with creator Richard Kelly given a small 4.5 million to turn his words into film. Darko‘s distributor however had no idea how to market the final product and the film did terribly theatrically, … Continue reading

The Shining: Review and Analysis
Films / Horror

The Shining: Review and Analysis

Stanley Kubrick remains one of America’s strongest filmmakers – best known for classics such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, Kubrick works across genres and his movies come with impeccable directing, atmosphere and a sense of intelligence. The Shining, one of Kubrick’s later movies, is now widely considered one (if not the) greatest horror movies … Continue reading

The Birds
Films / Horror

The Birds

The Birds is widely considered to be Hitchcock’s last great movie, and like Psycho, it’s a movie which has been endlessly unpicked since its release in 1963. It’s a movie which has fascinated critics and influenced movie-makers for numerous decades, with iconography well established within pop culture; even people who haven’t seen The Birds will feel like they have. … Continue reading

Mulholland Drive
Drama / Films / Thriller

Mulholland Drive

David Lynch is one of the world’s most unique filmmakers, crafting unusual, dream-like movies, heavy on symbolism and atmosphere. Mulholland Drive is perhaps his greatest movie, second only to Blue Velvet; it’s a tormented, erotic, neo-noir fantasy, and it’s fascinating to watch. The movie actually started life as a television show – ABC wanted another Twin Peaks, and commissioned Lynch … Continue reading