Tag Archives: London

The Cook the Thief his Wife & her Lover

First seen as an eviscerating critique of Thatcherism, 30 years on it belongs with the MeToo and Time’s Up movements.

Amélie

5 Oscar nominations, 4 Cesar wins, 2 BAFTAs and over $170m at the global box office. So why does Amélie still manage to polarise audiences?

Children of Men

Science-fiction sometimes predicts the future. Released a decade ago, Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men grows more prophetic as the years go by.

Gaslight

Made in 1944, Gaslight is an Oscar-winning melodrama concerning madness and murder. The film itself is guilty of attempted homicide.

The Elephant Man

David Lynch’s work is widely misunderstood. To classify him as a surrealist misses the point. The Elephant Man proved he is a great humanist.

Repulsion

Repulsion was Roman Polanski’s first film he made after defecting from communist Poland. Its depiction of mental disintegration is also his first masterpiece.

Poison Pen

Poison Pen is a feature film I co-directed as part of FilmBase/Staffordshire University Masters in Digital Feature Film Production. Written by best-selling author, Eoin Colfer it is a romantic-comedy about an author with writer’s block struggling in the world of gossip magazines.

Shakespeare in Love

Because it beat Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan to the Best Picture Oscar, a lot of people don’t like this romantic-comedy. Is their prejudice justified?

Four Weddings and a Funeral

How important is a film’s title? Would this film have been such a huge hit had it been called Girls In Big White Dresses?

LA Confidential

LA Confidential is adapted from James Ellroy’s highly regarded crime novel that spans seven scandalous years in the life of Los Angeles.

The Bourne Trilogy

The Bourne Trilogy was a shot in the arm to the action genre and each new installment raised the expectation as to what an action picture can do and say.


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