Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Book Preview: My experience with film

I love movies. So do a lot of other people. Without rambling in detail about my experience with the world of cinema, I just want to say I feel enlightened to have seen so many great works from around the world so far- they have shaped my way of thinking. About 15 months ago I began working on a film book project, which was to look at my experience with film in terms of what got me interested, what I want to do, my thoughts on particular areas film and a few other ramblings. I don't expect it to be a paid book by any means- it'd be a pdf online of some sort.

My Entire Film Collection | YouTube Video

This is a video on my youtube channel looking at my entire blu ray and dvd movie/tv collection. Enjoy!


Sunday, 7 June 2015

The Kid (1921) Just as powerful 90 years on!

Verdict: Emotionally sincere, and full of whimsical comedy: The Kid still holds up today as a beautiful work of cinema.

Plot: A woman abandons her child in a car, as she can no longer take care of him. When she leaves the baby in a car, that happens to belong to criminals, the baby is abandoned by the criminals at an ally way. Along comes the tramp who tries to get rid of the baby himself, and ends up taking him in as his father. Five or six years later, we see the tramp with his child through a series of antics.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Week One of the Asian Film Marathon

It has been a great week since the Asian Film Marathon started on Thursday 14th of May. With six videos and counting I have had lots of fun exploring more Asian cinema. So far, all I can say is it has been a while form I have seen so many great films in such a short period of time. Especially THE HUMAN CONDITION which my friend and I done a 1-hour discussion video on. Check it out. 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Asian Film Marathon May 14-31 2015

It starts now! What is is? A marathon dedicated to the wonders of Asian cinema, including China, South Korea and Japan. What to expect? Several videos and possibly written reviews of Asian films. I am always exploring cinema, and Asian cinema is one of my favourite areas. While also an experience for me to find new movies, I would like to share the love of Asian films, and films in general. With lists, discussions, reviews and guests, expect lots of content on my YouTube channel!




Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 1) Review



Boy, am I glad I started watching this show. Already I know this is going to become one of my favourite shows. Following the life of Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, the series is in a mockumentary style with a clash of real names, but of course fictional events. This combination works so well as a new form of sitcom, which was a big game changer in 1999 and would go on to influence shows like The Office in the UK. It really does breathe life into the sitcom genre and the quality of the writing shows.

Monday, 27 April 2015

The Big Silly To-Do List for Summer 2015

It is summer again, and another very long time off University! For me, it is time to consume culture. We're talking movies, television, books and all that stuff on YouTube. I intend to do some traveling, but outside that there are several videos I want to make, many films and shows I want to see and books to read. Many of these things I intend to write about here or at letterboxd and at my YouTube channel. I hope you have fun as I ramble and discuss with everything I am doing this summer! So let's take a look at the list.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Trip to Birmingham Video for Flatpack Film Festival!

Had a brilliant trip to Birmingham. Here's the video!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Apocalypse Now (1979) The horror...the horror



Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
153 Minutes (Theatrical) 200 Minutes (Redux)
War
USA
I think at this point this film has been analysed, critiqued and reviewed fully. However, these are my thoughts and I wish to express them. I had watched this about 3 years ago, in the Redux version, and even the harrowing final moments didn’t seem to stick with me as they did when watching the theatrical cut second time round. On that first viewing, I wasn't big on the film and it took me so long to watch it again. I am glad I did. I now realise that it is possible the greatest war film ever made, and one that not only explores the insanity of war, but insight to the human psyche. Francis Ford Coppola had a great run of films in the 70s, which seem to shadow the rest of his career. This film is a nightmare of hellish violence. Note: Before I continue, there will be several spoilers, as I will go in-depth about scenes in the film.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Collection Update 8# Youtube Video



Latest video is now up, looking at some recent Blu ray and DVD purchases. Be sure to check out the channel for many other videos!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

American Beauty (1999) Suburban Nightmares

Directed by: Sam Mendes
119 Minutes 
Drama, Comedy
USA
Everything is in crisis. Masculinity. The American Dream. The family. Sexuality. Individuality. Purpose. America. Beauty. This is American Beauty. 16 years on this film still feels fresh, relevant and highly entertaining. Having now seen it three times, I enjoyed soaking up the information on screen, and you get a real sense of what the film communicates and stands for. The writing from Alan Ball, direction from Sam Mendes and performance by Kevin Spacey are just a few things I love about this movie. This review has a good few spoilers so don’t read beyond the third paragraph!

 
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