Ok, so here’s a thing. Darren Aranofsky has made another movie, and it’s one that’ll divide people, that’s for sure. I mean, let’s be honest, this should come as no surprise to us. For anyone that’s seen his past work, he hardly pulls punches when it comes to provocative imagery, challenging subject matter and intensely troubled characters. Requiem for a Dream anyone? Black Swan? Noah? … Continue reading Is ‘mother!’ Aranofsky and Lawrence’s best work?
Where does one begin with The Leftovers? It’s safe to say it’s like no other show out there. For sure, it has shades of other shows, mostly drama. But there’s a lot in there, and a lot that’ll go over your head (it did mine). It’s also maddeningly infuriating too. As viewers and consumers and fans and critics we’re used to knowing everything these days. … Continue reading The Leftovers: season two review
The brainchild of novelist Tom Perrotta and brought to the small screen with the help of Damon Lindelof (the chap that drove most of us mad with frustration for years with Lost), The Leftovers was an unexpectedly beautiful and tragically poignant portrayal of the way society – and the world at large – copes with loss on a massive yet distinctly personal scale. The show … Continue reading The Leftovers: season one review
Last time I had to watch an actor carry a movie on his lonesome at sea was a bearded Tom Hanks screaming ‘Wilson!’. Instead of a volleyball, here we get first-time actor Suraj Sharma, spending his time warily circling an incredibly well-realised CGI tiger. Based on a 2001 Booker prize-winning novel by Yann Martel and directed by Ang Lee, Life of Pi tells the tale … Continue reading Life of Pi – the taming of Richard Parker