Much like the backlash that Daniel Craig received being announced as the new 007 back in 2005, Heath Ledger took some heavy hits following his casting as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Every year there seems to be a tribute gallery shared from various movie sources, but the images of Ledger in this one from Moviepilot was very striking. In particular, the one of Ledger pointing he gun to the camera. He looks so unbelievably sinister, I […]
Just like Children Of Men, Gravity and Birdman; I was amazed by Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography in The Revenant. Here’s a short video from Variety, with comments on his career progression from other great cinematographers such as Roger Deakins. There’s some great insights in this 5 minute video, click the thumbnail to check it out.
Where next after the $1 billion (£650 million) and most successful 007 outing in the franchise’s 50 year run? The Skyfall team are back, but is Bond back too? It is a resounding ‘yes’. Bond is back, and in more ways than I expected. As director Sam Mendes has stated in press interviews; this is a different beast to Skyfall entirely. Quite rightly too – why try to bottle lightning twice. The Daniel Craig era stripped the franchise back and has […]
Earlier this month I was contacted by Jess, a journalist and podcast producer at BreakThru Radio; a multi-media platform covering independent news based out of New York City. Each week Jess hosts a podcast called ‘Biology of the Blog’ and it revolves around interviewing a blogger on their particular craft. We discussed photography inspirations, what it’s like to be a photographer in London, favourite films of 2015 and even 3D. I think we were both on the same page with our appreciation of Mad […]
Season 1’s finale of True Detective pulled in HBO’s highest viewer count since Six Feet Under. With Hollywood stars top of the bill and a 5-star reviews, True Detective Season 2 had a tough act to follow. Dirty cops, alcohol dependancies and questionable ethics…. this is the detective drama that I’ve been waiting for. The consensus has been that season 2 has suffered from “second album syndrome” and the lightning hasn’t been bottled twice. With the decision to reset with new characters […]
Francis Ford Coppola’s 2001 extended version of the 1979 classic. Set during the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Cards on the table; I’m a sucker for the Mission: Impossible films, so this may be a biased article. They’re over the top, lavish in the IMF’s seemingly endless budget, but effortlessly cool and fun. They’re heist movies with spies. They never take themselves too seriously but they’re never lazy. Tom Cruise aims for thrills and each instalment is a roller coaster ride, pushing the envelope and adding value every time. Rogue Nation is so fun and thrilling to watch, it did […]
Coinciding with the release of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game, a free pop-up exhibition appeared in Shoreditch, East London at Kachette last week. Around 20 different capes and cowls were on display, all designed by different collaborators ranging from fashion model Jodie Kidd to British TV/radio presenter Jonathan Ross. Each design was wildly different to one another; some were fasion-led, some were treated as an art installation and some just channeling their passion and inspiration from the iconic superhero. Plus, getting […]
Last night I had the pleasure of parting ways with £75 to see Secret Cinema’s latest event, screening Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. I’ve seen ticket prices increase from £35, to £55 and now £75……..but this was worth every galactic credit. If you are a Star Wars fan living in and around London, I can assure you that you will have multiple nerdgasms whilst attending this. This is my 4th Secret Cinema now, and after last night I’m more in awe of […]