Recently, Oscar winning movie Birdman was heralded, amongst other things, for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ability to make the whole movie seem like one long scene. If you watch closely you can just about spot the “joins” but Inarritu manages to … Continue reading Why do directors use “one-shot” scenes?
The recent announcement that a Memento remake is in the works a mere 15 years after the film’s original release has been rightly met with surprise and despair. The fact that the original was only 15 years ago isn’t even the … Continue reading There are only 3 reasons you should remake/reboot a movie!
I’m against pointless, English language remakes. If anything I find it insulting to the original for a director to believe they can replicate or better a foreign language movie by casting more internationally known actors and changing the language. In most … Continue reading Oldboy (2013) Review
The central idea in Oldboy is a fantastic one but the execution means that the ending just lost me. It’s a great idea; a man is kidnapped and locked in a room for 15 years with little or no contact … Continue reading Oldboy (2003) Review