Friday, 17 June 2011

Addendum: Long Live the New Flesh

A friend, colleague, and fellow film enthusiast has uploaded a neat little project he directed for part of his stint over at York University. In regards to my spiel about film moving into the digital age, I think this is a great specimen to tease out a particular point.

Soulmates from Bernard Books on Vimeo.

Green Lantern (2011)

Green Lantern is on course to be the worst superhero film of 2011. But is it really all that terrible?

Considering the Reel

Sitting here with a freshly resuscitated laptop, I am forced to come to terms with the fact that, like it or not, I have hopelessly and completely moved into a digital age. Sure, naysayers and the autocratical nature of sheer technological progression have pointed to this for many years (I distinctly remember my first 'real' computer almost a decade ago, and how that was supposed to be my big move), but I never really felt it until I was unable to access digital copies of my film collection.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Super 8 (2011)

Is Super 8 really the movie event you have to see?

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Cannes Day 8: Melancholia

Melancholia (n). 1: deep sadness or gloom; melancholy: rain slithered down the windows, encouraging a creeping melancholia.

Melancholia (n). 2: when one sees a really silly movie: Jake saw an insincere piece of pretentious garbage called Melancholia, and subsequently felt the pains of melancholia