Elizabeth Banks makes a slasher and the slashing bits are the best bits. Then there’s the humans…
Scream VI 2023
As a huge fan of this franchise, from the genuine visceral scares of that opening scene in the 1996 original to the pure camp that is mostly Scream 3, I was pretty excited going into this sixth instalment.
What made those first four films so iconic was that core cast, Wes at the helm, Marco Beltrami’s scores, Peter Deming’s cinematography, and obviously the huge input from Kevin Williamson in parts 1, 2 and 4.
So when Scream (2022) was announced,…
I have fond, fond memories of Swingers.
Swingers is one of these experiences you had to have when it first came out. As a late teenager at the time (closer to my twenties), what Vince and Jon do in this movie was pretty much what I was doing (except the whole Vegas thing and saying 'beautiful babies' a lot). Hanging out with friends, trying to look cool, going to new clubs and bars, buying expensive drinks (or stealing others at…
The Science of Sleep 2006
Gondry is in complete control with The Science of Sleep. He wrote and directed this absolute wonder of a film. You can feel his playful energy in every frame, with Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg throwing themselves into Gondry's head and really understanding his vision.
It's filmmakers like Gondry, who when they have total ownership over their material, make you see the pure magic that cinema can provide. Glorious!