Monday, 30 January 2017

T2: Choose a mediocre sequel.

Choose failed zeitgeist. Choose sharp cuts. Choose bright lighting. Choose obscure camera angles. Choose a well made feature film with a plot that just doesn’t go anywhere. Choose nostalgia, flashbacks and profane language. Choose Johnny Lee Miller's failed attempt at a Scottish accent. Choose the loss of grittiness and artistry. Choose going to the cinema, with high expectations of another seminal film but receiving an over produced mass of middle-aged crises paired with sex, drugs and violence. Choose pantomime villains. Choose forced allusions to the unparalleled independent film that broke the 90's.

Choose a bad representation of Scottish culture.

Choose a mediocre sequel. 

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

La La Land: A Film for the Dreamers.

"City of stars, are you shining just for me?"

In this homage to film history and the golden age of Hollywood, Damien Chazelle has created an era defining masterpiece that people most definitely should give a shit about. His newest feature La La Land is utterly magnetic in every sense of the word. From the opening sequence, the audience are dazzled by the intoxicating beauty of his use of song and colour. Straying from the path of Broadway cliche, this movie strikes ambition and soul into the heart's of everyone that watches it.

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