The Dreamers
Drama / Films

The Dreamers

Some forty years ago, director Bernardo Bertolucci made Last Tango in Paris, a taunt and claustrophobic movie focusing on the obsessive and heavily sexualised relationship of its leads, Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider. It was a great controversy in the early 70s, but became something of a critical benchmark, leading to Bertolucci shot up as … Continue reading

Eyes Wide Shut
Drama / Films

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut received a lot of attention upon its release. Kubrick’s bizarre sex odyssey was separated from the rest of his filmography by a 12 year gap – the director hadn’t made a movie since Full Metal Jacket in 1987, and critics were keen to see what had brought the reclusive Kubrick out of hibernation. This focus was further … 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

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

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