Posted: October 16th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Film, Pulp Media | Tags: Anonymous, Art News, Cinema, Film, Film review, Flick, Joely Richardson, Movie, Rafe Spall, Rhys Ifans, Roland Emmerich, Shakespeare, Vanessa Redgrave | Comments Off on Film Review! Roland Emmerich: Anonymous
Cast: Rhys Ifans, Rafe Spall,
Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson
Director: Roland Emmerich
In Cinemas: Now
In his 1998 survey – Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human – Harold Bloom provides an analysis of each of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, “twenty-four of which are masterpieces.” Written as a companion to the general reader and theatergoer.
Bloom declares that bardolatry ought to be even more of a secular religion than it already is. Bloom contends in this work that Shakespeare Invented Humanity, in that he prescribed the now common practice of Overhearing Ourselves, which he says drives our changes.
I’m not suggesting that Roland Emmerich’s latest film – Anonymous – in which the filmmakers introduce an alternative history of the Bard, then promptly sets about dismantling all we think we know, and all we’ve learnt about Shakespeare, is in anyway based on fact, it’s a little more ambiguous in it’s take on possibilities. If shakespeare had written a 39th play though, Anonymous could very well have been his plot. Critics have been short on praise for Emmerich – the director of Independence Day, Godzilla and The Day After Tomorrow – most squarking that taking on a British period drama was a huge misdemeanor for one of Hollywood’s blockbuster kings. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Actor, ART, Art News, Elizabeth Olsen, Film, Pulp Media | Tags: Art News, Cult of Celebrity, Elizabeth Olsen, Flick, Fox Searchlight, Martha Marcy May Marlene, News, Sean Durkin, Verity Penfold | Comments Off on Cult of Elizabeth Olsen: Martha Marcy May Marlene
Olsens latest film is the first feature film from young writer/director Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene is certainly a stylistically assured debut, mysterious, moody, unbearably tense…
One of the benefits of a large family is that, of several children, your more likely to turn out at least one normal adult. A point in case are the Olsen sisters. Elizabeth Olsen is a commandingly lovely actress, wistful, with soulful eyes and a gracefilled figure, Elizabeth cuts a fine figure on the screen. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 10th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Art News, Film, Pulp Media | Tags: Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Drive, Film review, Flick, Nicolas Winding Refn, Oscar Isaac, Ron Perlman, Ryan Gosling | Comments Off on Film Review! Nicolas Winding Refn: Drive
There aren’t too many benefits of being over 35 years old, one standout that insures enjoyment is a remembrance of the 70’s. I can hear the cries now, sorry but I’m adamant, the 70’s WAS the style decade of the last century, just get to grips with it!
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks
Release Date: 16 September 2011
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Genre: Action, Thriller
We Rate Drive : ★★★★★ [thats 5 ot of 5]
Summary: ‘Drive’ is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver/mechanic – Gosling – who moonlights as the superlative getaway driver-for-hire in the gritty criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene – Mulligan. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best – Drive!
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