100 Great Films Of The 21st Century – Part 1

"They don't make 'em like they used to," people often decry, citing the lack of ideas in modern movie making. And that's a fair criticism of some circles (see the ouroboros of the Hollywood machine, where big bucks outclass big ideas too often). But there's plenty in modern cinema worth celebrating. Here then, are 100 … Continue reading 100 Great Films Of The 21st Century – Part 1

Review: The Assassin

Those unfamiliar with the work of Hou Hsiao-Hsien but whose interest in The Assassin has been piqued by the buzz and awards it received on the festival circuit last year might do well to research what they're getting themselves into. Cards on the table; I was one of those people. I've not seen his previous work and … Continue reading Review: The Assassin