Archive for the ‘film’ Category

Uncut Gems

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Uncut Gems. Great movie, the pressure just builds and builds and builds. The style of it though is great. I love that they used New York as a set and let the public just walk through it, oblivious to the filming going on. Massive spoilers at this link.

The Safdies found that their laid-back approach swiftly caught on and they proceeded to shoot largely unbothered, in the centre of New York City. Whenever they did encounter members of the public staring at the camera, or at Sandler, an incognito PA would slide over and ask for directions to the nearest subway, or the best local eatery, pulling that individual inside the reality of the film, instead of ushering them away. “It creates this bubble, wherein the fiction ends up feeling very real.”

Christmas Movies to watch in 2012/2013

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Ones to watch every year really, any others to consider?

Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Home Alone
Santa Claus The Movie
Where Eagles Dare
Bad Santa
Love Actually
Willy Wonka (Original not Charlie)

Wizard of Oz
Miracle on 34th

Further Edit:
Trading Places,
James Bond,
A Charlie Brown Christmas,
Hook, The Snowman,
Citizen Kane,
Wonderful Life

More edits:
The Champ
The Apartment
Great Escape
Big, The Goonies, Swiss Family Robinson, Son of Paleface, You’ve Got Mail
Star Wars
Indiana Jones
Dr. Zhivago
Tokyo Godfathers
Jason and the Argonots
Princess Bride
Sound of Music
When Harry Met Sally
Surviving Christmas

The perfect mediocrity

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The Killing:

You have not yet learned that in life you have to be like everyone else. The perfect mediocrity; no better, no worse. Individuality is a monster and it must be strangled in its cradle to make our friends feel confident. You know, I have often thought that gangsters and artists are the same in the eyes of the masses. They are admired and hero-worshipped, but there is always present an underlying wish to see them destroyed at the peak of their glory.

Via Jim

Princess Bride Twitter evening – live blog

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The Princess Bride Twitter evening kicks off at 8.01pm tonight. Tag your tweets with #AsYouWish or join the liveblog below. Or click through here.

Philips Carousel

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

The End is Night

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

A short comedy about the end of the world.

Widescreen version.

Dark is the night – Dark Days documentary

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Dark Days is a fascinating documentary that won multiple awards a few years back.

Near Penn Station, next to the Amtrak tracks, squatters have been living for years. Marc Singer goes underground to live with them, and films this “family.” A dozen or so men and one woman talk about their lives: horrors of childhood, jail time, losing children, being coke-heads.

It’s now on Google video:

What you’ve just said

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Fun Clip:

what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.

Missing the han

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Perfectly describes Will Smith.


Saw the Dark Knight

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

It rocked.

Met Rick. You know, that rocked more. Wearing the pimp hat and feather though and the cane? Does he think he’s Gerry Ryan now or something?

Good to see the blogternity there too. Big up to fab movies site too. How many of the audience will go and see it again and more than once? A lot I’d say. How many straight men will not find Christian Bale hot but will have a man crush on the Joker?

Oh and I’m on the road at the moment so blog service will return soon enough. I challenge y’all to do your own fluffy links.