Tomas Alfredson shot to fame after his superb film Swedish vampire movie called Let the Right One In which turned out to be a staggering critical success. Swedish director Alfredson's next directorial effort is another adaptation of a novel and again critics are in awe of his most recent film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Director James Wan is best known for inventing the Saw franchise (a franchise that is depressingly successful). Wan directed the first three Saw movies and was producer for the rest of the franchise, so a goreless, spooky haunted house story is a step in a different direction, a direction that requires far more skill than any that is needed for a movie like Saw. To be fair to Wan, it's not a bad effort, there are plenty of worse haunted house stories out there but there are also plenty of better ones too.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Director Takashi Miike is one the most active directors working in the film industry, Miike regularly churns out around three films every year. Japanese film fans will know him very well, acknowledging his lesser known films, while film fans in general will perhaps know him for Audition and Ichi the Killer which serve those with very strong stomachs. 13 Assassins made $800,000 in the USA and £140,000 in the UK, a film like this deserves more but it's destined for cult movie success.
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Here we go with another movie in which the Earth gets destroyed; the main culprit of such movies in recent years is Roland Emmerich who is the man behind Independence Day (which I really liked) 2012 and The Day after Tomorrow. Michael Bay also features predominantly in this genre as his films include the Earth under threat from asteroids, giant robots and Shia Labeouf.
Friday, 2 September 2011
Over the past year there have been a few films that centralize around social network sites, the most famous of these films is, of course, David Fincher's The Social Network, which lost out to The King's Speech for the Best Picture Oscar for the year 2010. We also had Catfish which was a documentary about the problems of social network sites, similarly to Trust, Catfish shows that you can be anybody you want to on the internet and not everybody is who they say they are.