Monthly Archives: June 2011

Putty Hill

When there’s not much on at the mainstream cinemas, you can always rely on the ICA for something a little bit different. Casting its eye over the friends and family of Cory, a recently deceased drug-addict, this American indie flick sits strangely and … Continue reading

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Old Films, Five Words #6: Rear Window

What’s that happening over there?

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Jan Švankmajer’s Alice

The other night I was lucky enough to attend a screening of Jan Švankmajer’s unique take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, showing as part of the Barbican’s newly launched animation season ‘Watch Me Move’. This 1988 stop-motion/ live-action hybrid was a … Continue reading

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Life in a Day

Life in a Day is a self-proclaimed ‘historic global experiment’, commissioned by Google, who asked YouTube users to ‘capture a glimpse’ of their everyday lives on 24th July 2010 and send it in. The resulting footage (over 4500 hours of … Continue reading

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Senna

Another week, another sporting documentary praised by critics for being about ‘more than just the sport itself’. I don’t really understand this as a point of particular acclaim. Surely sport – especially sport which someone has deemed worthy of a documentary … Continue reading

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Helen

Remember back in February when I said I was going to buy and watch Helen on DVD? Well, I’m nothing if not a man of my word.  And when the lovely people at Permanent Plastic Helmet were recently kind enough to invite me … Continue reading

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Kermode reads me

So my career as a celebrity film critic has taken a significant step forwards, and I thought I should bring you up so speed. Here’s a clip of fellow reviewer Mark Kermode reading out my thoughts to the nation on BBC … Continue reading

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