Interstellar was made by Christopher Nolan of Batman fame. The film was okay to watch but was too ridden with necessary and partially controlling narrative features and symbolic placements. The film is sentimental in a properly gooey fashion and carries with it a message that does nothing other than make a statement of the current […]
Not exactly a well thought out review. I really didn’t like the film Gravity at all. It is four or five weeks since I went to see the film so my initial anger has subsided. In retrospect I can see the attraction of the visuals but at the time I was overwhelmed by the vacuous […]
12 Years a Slave Despite the fact that it seems mean mouthed of me to criticise this film I will do that anyway. I had read no reviews of this film at all. I only knew that it had been made by the Turner art prize winner and that a West Indian friend of mine […]
Sorry if this is mean but I find it annoying that so much is made of the death of David Frost. It’s not that I have anything against the man but for people who spent their lives on the screen why give them more screen time when they die? The broadcasting world is incestuous, one […]
Starting from the premise that the film makers are aware of what they are doing but that still they are tracing a shape whose contours are formed by the ideological sub-strata of our society. This is the ‘big other’ of Zizek and via his work Lacan, something to which reference is made implicitly in all […]
This shop has opened up in an old building which backs onto the Don. The owners are living above the shop with two balconies facing out over the river. I’ve been driving past often and never had the opportunity to stop and look inside, the spot is well of the beaten track tucked in a […]
I found something unpleasant about the film Horton when I first saw it. My reaction may just have been to the character of the Kangaroo who reminded me of Tigger in the Disney version of Winnie the Pooh, a translation I found very annoying. Anyhow apart from my directly racist issues with the film I […]
This is a film that starts with emotional retardation at it’s heart, a lack of passion, indeed it’s impossibility. The hero, Walter is an introvert as well as being a muppet who discovers his muppetness in the film and, of course, his happiness at the same time.
My good friend Steve P got hold of this film. It tells the story of Machete, the eponymous hero who, wielding said machete saves the day numerous times while bringing justice to bear against a set of corrupt politicians, police and drug barons all involved in a plan to use anti-immigrant, anti-Mexican sentiment to further […]
A few comments on the adverts which ran during Make Bradford British and how they both show the context in which we operate and operate to dilute the message of the programme.