Looking Back…Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

It’s important that directors get to bring their visions to life; it’s not fair to give someone a project and strip them of their ideas and originality. It can happen a lot in Hollywood – Somewhere, Josh Trank is sitting at a bar with a bottle of whiskey, rambling off about Fant4stic while the regulars laugh at him – and while it’s understandable that it is a … Continue reading Looking Back…Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Looking Back…Something Wild (1986)

The eighties are perceived as a shallow and materialistic decade that saw entertainment become a ‘product’ released by major corporations and sold in the same way as other commodities. A popular perception is that it was a time swamped with popcorn pictures – lightweight flicks made for children and teenagers. The best movies of the eighties either celebrated frivolity and gave us great entertainment, or … Continue reading Looking Back…Something Wild (1986)

A Moving Image – Review

A Moving Image, the debut feature of writer-director Shola Amoo, is interesting in a way that perhaps is unintentional. It is about the difficulty of joining a group when they are suspicious of your motives. It is also about the problem of tackling an issue that does not directly affect you. How can you be passionate and committed when you have no connection, no heart? … Continue reading A Moving Image – Review