High-Rise: Is Ben Wheatley the new Terry Gilliam?

The audience sits in stunned silence. On screen Tom Hiddleston, covered in blue paint, gives a pregnant Elisabeth Moss a seeing-to from behind. To which she describes him as ‘the best amenity in the building.’ Continue reading High-Rise: Is Ben Wheatley the new Terry Gilliam?

The desolation of Peter Jackson?

As titles go, it’s divisive I know. Now I’m not trying to start an argument but… has Peter Jackson been given too much creative freedom on The Hobbit trilogy? Is he wandering the wastelands of creativity, choking on his own noxious gases of invention? Having just seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I cringe a little inside when I ask these questions because: he’s … Continue reading The desolation of Peter Jackson?