Why I Love… #34: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Year: 1992 Director: David Lynch Stars: Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Kyle MacLachlan (Special Agent Dale Cooper), Michael Anderson (Man From Another Place), Chris Isaak (Special Agent Chester Desmond), Moira Kelly (Donna Hayward) Genre: Drama / Mystery / Horror Firstly, if you’ve not seen the whole of the Twin Peaks TV series …

Review: Skyfall

Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Daniel Craig Sam Mendes’ last film was my favourite of his by far; 2009’s small, simple and altogether beautiful Away We Go. It was a delightful little film that saw the A-list director scaling back and reaching for the heart. Who could’ve predicted his next project would …

Review: Liberal Arts

Director: Josh Radnor Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins Troubled student Dean (John Magaro) is going through a tough time. Whilst his fellow scholars are enjoying keggers and Frisbee, he’s wrapped up in books and battling depression. He also hates hyperbole. Everyone is just so nowadays, right? Why does everything have to be the …

Review: Sinister

Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Juliet Rylance What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually, especially when it comes to horror movies. A title can conjure up all sorts of associations, and perhaps more-so than in any other genre, setting a tone is vital to horror. So the name of your film …

Review: Looper

Director: Rian Johnson Stars: Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Women in science fiction films tend to get short shrift. There are exceptions, obviously. The Alien series for instance is generous to its female inhabitants. But by and large it’s a genre that tends to be something of a boy’s playground, with any genuine layering …