Robin Hardy’s supernatural horror The Wicker Man (1973) focuses on a mysterious society that has preserved its original, ancient ways of life and religious traditions into the 20th century. Police Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward) travels to the mysterious, remote Summerisle in order to investigate the disappearance of a young girl; a disappearance which the […]
Based on Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale (1990, dir. Volker Schlöndorff) is set in a future America named the Republic of Gilead, where society has been reconstructed to preserve human life. After a destructive nuclear war, politics and society have been completely merged with religious doctrine to ensure that the […]
Does anyone else have very fond childhood memories of this film? I certainly do! I wrote this review as part of Cinema Parrot Disco‘s amazing John Hughes blogathon. So far, several excellent Hughes films have been featured, as well as some iconic music and quotes from his films. Do check it out! Without further ado, […]
Oscars season has finally rolled around, and it’s time for the films and actors most worthy of praise to receive it in the form of a resplendent golden trophy. Here are my picks for the 2014 Oscars. These are my personal favourites, not predictions of what I think will win, because those would look very […]
I’ve been receiving some more strangely specific search terms recently, so I thought it was time for another edition of Search & Rescue! In this feature I respond to the questions and ideas posed to me via the search terms that find my blog. Hopefully I will be able to provide some assistance to the […]
Hi everyone, here’s the follow-up to my cinematography post focusing on an amazing film that you might have heard of, called Rosemary’s Baby (1968). I wrote this review for the amazing Cinema Parrot Disco‘s IMDb Top 250 Challenge Blogathon series. The series is shaping up to be very successful, with lots of great films being […]
With the relatively recent retirement of Studio Ghibli genius Hayao Miyazaki, I’ve decided to revisit some of his classics. Princess Mononoke (1997) is one of Miyazaki’s most well-known films, famously ranking sixth on Roger Ebert’s top 10 list of 1999 (his review of the film is also required reading). This fantastical animated film focuses on the conflict […]
Four silent short films, with short paragraph reviews to accompany them.