Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Alice (Witherspoon) is an almost divorced single mother, and the daughter of a famous film maker. When she winds up allowing three young men to move in (Alexander, Wolff and Rudnitsky) she finds her life turned upside down, and… Continue reading Home Again (2017)
Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Allison Brie Director: James Franco Back in the early 2000's, a man called Tommy Wiseau made a film called The Room. It's one of the weirdest, worst films ever. And yet... it's so bad that it's incredibly entertaining. It's reached cult status over the years, and has regularly… Continue reading The Disaster Artist (2017)
http://whirlygigcinema.com/news/review-spotlights-performance/ Another month at Whirlygig, this time it was all about Performance, which meant films as diverse as contemporary dance, musicals, and visual poems, as well as documentary style pieces focusing on performers in theatre and music. As usual, the link is above to read the full article which I wrote for Whirlygig on their… Continue reading Whirlygig Cinema Spotlight #28: Performance
“Nobody wants to make any film, ever. I mean, you can assume that every head of every studio would be perfectly happy never to make another film, because making films is dangerous, costs too much money, none of them make sense, there’s absolutely no guarantee that they’re going to work – the best thing is… Continue reading Prequels and Sequels and Franchises, OH MY!
I think a lot of people find that writing is a cathartic process. I know I've written about it here before, because this is very true for me. I guess getting your thoughts out onto the page can really help clarify your feelings. But I've come across some talk recently about the way in which… Continue reading How Writing a Script is Good for Your Health.
http://whirlygigcinema.com/news/review-spotlights-documentary/ This just out! My coverage of the event at Whirligig Cinema this month for them, as published on their website. This month the focus was on Documentaries, on a variety of subjects from pioneers of Gay Pride to animated re-enactments of a fathers memories of being in a coma. Check it out.
Logline: Four friends head out on a camping trip, but when a mysterious girl turns up with a strange story the terror starts. Genre: Horror Directed By: Davis Bryant, Sebastian Smith, Richard Stiles. Starring: Fergus March, Emily Juniper, John Samuel Worsey, Rebecca Craven, Nina Kwok. A few years ago when I was at films school… Continue reading Film Review: Dead Wood (2007)
When Darren Aronofsky announced his latest project, you'd be forgiven for thinking it would be gripping cerebral drama. Following on the heels of Black Swan or Requiem for a Dream, he decided to make a film called Noah (2014), about the bible story with the ark and the flood (you might have heard of it).… Continue reading The New Film Trend For Faith Based Films
“The Enemy Within” is a great short film that I worked on as a First Assistant Director, so here you can see the trailer. Written and directed by the delightful and talented Chris Roberts, and shot by Sashi Kissoon, much Haribo was consumed in the making of this film. Really excited about this movie… Continue reading “The Enemy Within”: Short Film Trailer