Fight Club
Comedy / Drama / Films / Thriller

Fight Club

Fight Club has an interesting backstory. Its author, Chuck Palahniuk, had previously written Invisible Monsters, which was deemed too disturbing by his publishers, who subsequently rejected it. Having something of a dark sense of humour, Palahniuk decided to write an even more disturbing novel, a novel which could never be published, and Fight Club was born. The idea came … Continue reading

Boogie Nights
Comedy / Drama / Films

Boogie Nights

The 90s were a remarkable time for movies – the rise of indie studios like Miramax, New Line and Lions Gate lead for a new cinematic wave, with numerous original, intelligent and very well made movies gracing the screen. The decade has a lot in common with the 70s – the pre-Star Wars years, before the … Continue reading

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

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

The Cabin in the Woods
Comedy / Films / Horror

The Cabin in the Woods

Joss Whedon is well known for his subversions of genre – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, built on the flipped premise of the slasher movie’s dumb blonde, Firefly‘s Western in space – Whedon is a man who manages to work within the foundations set by previous genre tropes whilst twisting said tropes in audience pleasing and puzzling ways. The … Continue reading