Thursday, 30 May 2013

Film Review: The Great Gatsby

"It makes me sad because I've never seen such - such beautiful shirts before."

F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel 'The Great Gatsby', a work which most herald as his magnum opus, was a master piece of writing. Has Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation lived up to the name? Or has it failed like so many before?

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Film Review: Star Trek into Darkness

J.J. Abrams stepped up to the plate to reboot the Star Trek film franchise in 2009. A major undertaking given the popularity and cult following that Star Trek has.
His use of real locations, the anamorphic format, intelligent improvisation and the fact that the film was written to go down a different time line as opposed to a direct copy of the original's resulted in a fantastic product. One that I saw as a brilliant start to what should be a solid new series of films.
This year he has brought us the second instalment of his reboot, Star Trek into Darkness.