This year saw me hit a strange balance where my feature watching was significantly impacted by the amount of online shorts I found myself watching, and being able to kick back on the sofa with Vimeo on my Roku didn’t help matters. Regulars would have seen the fruits which came out of all those hours [...]
DN favourite Rian Johnson reveals an insightful part of the pre-production process with his “fake trailer” using clips from other movies for Looper.
When Rian Johnson’s Brick came out in 2005, the class and confidence shown in the young filmmaker’s directorial debut blew me away. For those of you that haven’t seen Brick, it plays out like part hard-boiled, neo-noir detective story and part high school drama; imagine the novels of Dashiell Hammett mixed with Alexander Payne’s Election. [...]
OK I’ve finally stepped up and written this most fluid of lists down, so for better or worse, this is how I’ll recall my film viewing of 2006 when my memory has rotted and all I can go on are the documented facts. I’d like to point out that as Miss D said in her [...]
For me, writing a top ten list always starts off as a fun little way of reviewing all the films (or music) I’ve enjoyed throughout the year, but then somehow always evolves into what seems like one of the most important decisions of the year….What films to include? What films to leave out? What order [...]
El Vez gets that after sex buzz watching Rian Johnson’s directorial debut.