Pretty Vacancy: Watching The Entire Twilight Saga Back-To-Back Part 2

Forging ahead because I feel like if I take any kind of significant break here, I'll simply give up and go back to sleep for the day, I've got three Twilight movies to squeeze in to the remainder of this hungover Sunday. Timewise, I'm well on track to get this done, but New Moon especially has dampened …

Pretty Vacancy: Watching The Entire Twilight Saga Back-To Back Part 1

First there was Fast & Furious. Then there was Step Up. Now, for some stupid reason, I'm going to watch the entire Twilight saga back to back in a single day. 10 hours and 8 minutes of, well, whatever it is. Something about vampires and werewolves maybe? The truth is, as derided as these films are... I've never seen …

Review: Interstellar

My major criticism of recent Christopher Nolan films (the pretty-great Inception and the rather-lacking The Dark Knight Rises) has been their rigidity. Nolan is a supremely accomplished and endlessly talented filmmaker, but his strengths flourish in a technical sense. His recent works have felt more like architectural achievements than films; dense, complex, fastidiously crafted. But watching them …

Review: Horns

I'm going to have to start this one with a little first-world rant, okay, and it's going to sound bitterly middle class, so forgive me. I loathe multiplex cinemas. Despite their booming sound quality and abundance of choice (so long as its mainstream choice), you just can't guarantee a respectful audience. Unlike my local independent …

Why I Love… #72: The Conversation

Year: 1974 Director: Francis Ford Coppola Stars: Gene Hackman (Harry Caul), John Cazale (Stan), Allen Garfield (Bernie Moran), Frederic Forrest (Mark), Cindy Williams (Ann), Harrison Ford (Martin Stett). Genre: Drama / Thriller At the time of writing Dan Gilroy's slick Nightcrawler has just hit the cinemas, a new yet decidedly retro-feeling thriller that satirises shock-hungry 24 …