The connotations of a coffin in Western culture are negative ones. A place to lay the dead and something associated with tragedy and loss. In many Eastern and older cultures coffins, and indeed death, are handled and viewed differently. Although someone’s passing is still tragic, their death is treated as a step in a new journey. A funeral is more of a festival to celebrate … Continue reading Paa Joe and the Lion – East End Film Festival Review
By now, there are certain films that should be made lawful viewing. There should be a precedent, and a criminal punishment for those who reach a certain age without ever seeing these “cultural and historical films.” The late director Mike Nicols possible has most of his films inducted on my imagined list of “watch or be scorned” movies. For example, Closer and Who’s Afraid Of … Continue reading The Graduate – 50th Anniversary Review
If you want to find a film that addresses some of the deeper issues and social divides in life, don’t go to a multiplex and sit in a darkened room whilst stuffing down popcorn and watching the phones of the people sitting in front of you light up whenever they get a new mention on twitter. Instead, head off to your local independent cinema and … Continue reading God’s Own Country – Brand New Trailer!