Tag: Genre

  • The Best Films of 2015.

    This has certainly been one of the most challenging years for me, in terms of great cinema access. I moved back to Preston for my first graduate position and found myself, for the first time in four years, living in a town with no independent cinema. Stuck between a bad Odeon and a more than […]

  • The Best Films of 2014.

    1. Hellion 2. Calvary 3. Nightcrawler 4. Guardians of the Galaxy 5. Inside Llewyn Davis 6. The Grand Budapest Hotel 7. Blue Ruin 8. A Story of Children and Film 9. Snowpiercer 10. The Drop SOME SPECIAL MENTIONS BEST COMEDY FILM – The Skeleton Twins BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM – Tony Benn: Will & Testament BEST SCIENCE-FICTION […]

  • Life After Beth.

    Zombies are back and as versatile as ever. Jeff Baena’s Life After Beth demonstrates just how diverse the zombie movie has been able to become in recent years. Balancing both romance and the un-dead, Life After Beth brings a more personable story to life with its ghoulish comedy. We first meet Zach as he enquires about black napkins in his local […]

  • MUBI: Conclusion.

    It’s been nearly three months since I began using the on-line streaming website MUBI. Now that I’ve spent a good amount of time getting to know the site, this seems like an appropriate point to start discussing my experiences with it. I did an introductory article on this website back in September – you can read […]

  • Berberian Sound Studio.

    I first experienced Italian Giallo cinema nearly two years ago when I sat in the Hyde Park Picture House at Halloween and witnessed Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The sounds of smashing glass, gruesome screams and the violent musical score were some of the most enchanting elements of the film. The bright crimsons that splashed onto the screen […]

  • Westworld.

    Westworld.

    When a film promises rogue cowboy robots, there is destined to be a particularly high level of enjoyment. Westworld explores the chaos that follows when the robots that operate on a futuristic, fantasy amusement park suffer a serious malfunction. The film opens with an advertisement for ‘Delos’ the amusement park that costs guests $1000 dollars […]