Review: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

It was Mark Cousins and his epic documentary¬†The Story Of Film which first made me aware of Roy Andersson. In one of the late entries in the series he approached modern cinema and spent a fair amount of time discussing¬†Songs From The Second Floor in that magnificent lilting tone of his. With such exceptional, venerated … Continue reading Review: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Why I Love… #55: Last Year At Marienbad

Year: 1961 Director: Alain Resnais Stars: Delphine Seyrig (A), Giogrio Albertazzi (X), Sacha Pitoeff (M) Genre: Mystery / Drama / Surreal Film It begins with one of the most strangely arresting openings in cinema. As credits give way to Resnais' extraordinary visuals of the interiors of a lavish old hotel, a disembodied voice intones repeated … Continue reading Why I Love… #55: Last Year At Marienbad

Review: A Serious Man

***originally written 21st December 2009*** "What have I done?" "What's going on?" "Why is this happening?" These are big open questions, and exactly the sort of questions that Larry Gopnik is moved to ask in A Serious Man, the latest film from the Coen brothers. Two years after they scooped Oscars for No Country For … Continue reading Review: A Serious Man