Chris Pratt: 4 Great Performances…And 1 Naff One

Chris Pratt blew in out of nowhere; on a space ship of seventies Motown and epic one-liners. For whatever reason we are loving his genius, it’s great that he is at the top of his game, earning his own  and it’s time to look back over his career. His personality emanates through interviews and Behind the Scenes featurettes. Whether it is glowing about his family or visiting … Continue reading Chris Pratt: 4 Great Performances…And 1 Naff One

Looking Back…Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

It’s important that directors get to bring their visions to life; it’s not fair to give someone a project and strip them of their ideas and originality. It can happen a lot in Hollywood – Somewhere, Josh Trank is sitting at a bar with a bottle of whiskey, rambling off about Fant4stic while the regulars laugh at him – and while it’s understandable that it is a … Continue reading Looking Back…Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Looking Back…Something Wild (1986)

The eighties are perceived as a shallow and materialistic decade that saw entertainment become a ‘product’ released by major corporations and sold in the same way as other commodities. A popular perception is that it was a time swamped with popcorn pictures – lightweight flicks made for children and teenagers. The best movies of the eighties either celebrated frivolity and gave us great entertainment, or … Continue reading Looking Back…Something Wild (1986)

In Memoriam: Jonathan Demme

There are movies you watch. There are movies you enjoy. And then there are movies that make you. Jonathan Demme has crafted many of those movies in his career as a director, screenwriter, and producer. He has impacted and spurred the art of others by simply being a masterful artist in his own writer. We’re very sad to hear about his passing this afternoon. Demme’s … Continue reading In Memoriam: Jonathan Demme

Looking Back: Silence of the Lambs (1991)

To celebrate the life and work of the great Jonathon Demme, Sarah takes a look at one of her favourite films – Silence of the Lambs. It’s safe to say that are many movies that I love. There are so many that I adore. In fact, my whole life is dedicated into searching for movies that are a bit off kilter – humorously bleak yet understated. There … Continue reading Looking Back: Silence of the Lambs (1991)

9 Underrated Actor and Director Collaborations

by Robbie Jones and Sarah Cook When an actor and director meet during a filming project, it can go one of many ways: Absolutely hatred (See: Bjork and Lars Von Trier,) complete indifference, or absolute admiration. That last one has seen some of the most popular pairings in cinematic history. Quentin Tarantino & Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Thomas Anderson & Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and, sigh, … Continue reading 9 Underrated Actor and Director Collaborations