Formula for film success

It’s often touted that when a director is handed a gargantuan budget to play with, there is a certain set of guidelines they should adhere to in order to ensure the film’s financial success. The most…

Copying is so cliché

There’s a searing topic of debate among filmmakers and critics these days, and it’s one that needs resolving: has the line between cinematic homage and blatant theft become too blurred? Of the hundred highest grossing…

Review: Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen is not one to compromise on style. Indeed, that’s probably the reason why you either love him or hate him. All of his films even start off the same: white Windsor font over black,…

These are a few of my favourite things

I admit it: I love musicals. And I would scream it from the rooftops. I just think they are marvellous and uplifting. But I really understand some people’s aversion to musicals. It may seem silly to…

Review: Filth

Anyone who has has seen it will agree – it’s hard to describe Filth without sounding grossly offended by it. The film is, as its trailer boastfully lists, twisted, sexy, depraved and indeed, offensive. Jon S. Baird’s…