(3.5 / 5)
There’s something about the technology-driven dystopias of JG Ballard that appeal to a certain breed of director.
Steven Spielberg’s mainstream adaptation of Empire of the Sun is ironically something of an oddity of an oeuvre encapsulated by the steely paraphilia of David Cronenberg’s Crash.…
(3 / 5)
My, haven’t we grown?
It’s been six years since Hot Fuzz blasted onto our screen, John Woo-style, both guns blazing, and a further three since Shaun of the Dead introduced us to arguably the foremost British comedy duo in cinema today (sorry Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan).…
(4 / 5)
“These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.”
— William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act I, Scene ii
Wind rustles the dry grass; in the distance the shriek of cannonade, the resounding boom of cannonballs in dirt.…