Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

I usually try to get these seen and written as close to release as possible. It's more useful for everyone, right? Yet, when it came to Jon Favreau's remix of The Jungle Book, I found that my usual get-up-and-go had got-up-and-gone. I think the reasons for this are two-fold, if you'll indulge me briefly. 1) I … Continue reading Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

Why I Love… #77: Lost In Translation

Year: 2003 Director: Sofia Coppola Stars: Bill Murray (Bob Harris), Scarlett Johansson (Charlotte), Giovanni Ribisi (John),  Catherine Lambert (Jazz Singer), Anna Faris (Kelly), Fumihiro Hayashi (Charlie Brown). Genre: Romance Lost In Translation saw me fall in love with two women. Allow me to try to organise my thoughts on how to express these binding affections, which have grown and … Continue reading Why I Love… #77: Lost In Translation

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is the latest film from that gentleman of American cinema Wes Anderson. His is the dapper sensibility that has previously brought us the immense pleasures of Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and most recently the popular Moonrise Kingdom. Of all of the auteurs presently active in the states, his aesthetic is the most starkly recognisable. … Continue reading Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Review: Moonrise Kingdom

***originally written 27 May 2012*** You can tell a Wes Anderson film a mile and a half away. Make that 2 miles. Make that 9. More-so than any of his peers, Anderson has created and maintained such a strong visual style as to have almost become a genre by himself. All of his movies take … Continue reading Review: Moonrise Kingdom