FILM REVIEW; THE JUNGLE BOOK

The Jungle Book is an adaptation of Kipling’s tale of the man cub, Mowgli, brought up by a pack of wolves in an Indian jungle. I’m tempted to call John Favreau’s remake of Walt Disney’s 1967 picture a masterclass in tone and atmosphere manipulation but I suspect my relatively low expectations greatly elevated this film.Continue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE JUNGLE BOOK”

FILM REVIEW; HAIL CAESAR!

Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! left with me a feeling I’ve never felt coming off a Coen brother’s film – indifference. I suspect it’s because I am not used to the Coens in full out comedy mode. Their films over the last two decades have for the most part been amusingly dark or heftily measuredContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; HAIL CAESAR!”

MY A to Z OF FILM

Having your favorite 5 or 10 films ever is a bit of cliché but nonetheless a cliché I too would like to indulge in. The problem is as someone who has only really been in to film for the better part of the last 7 years I feel like I should be looking to experienceContinue reading “MY A to Z OF FILM”

FILM REVIEW; THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Sergeo Leone’s 1967 spaghetti western classic is immensely dear to me. Its heft rubbed off on me even as a 10-year-old. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly pushes a three hour running time but it still managed to captivate me in my early years and as I’ve grown and understood filmmaking better, the depthContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY”