How much you enjoy Frances Ha will depend entirely on whether you like a film where very little happens. Frances Ha falls into the category of “typical indie” which has been done to death and has so many of it’s own … Continue reading Frances Ha (2012) Review
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! Lena Dunham has managed to create a series which almost entirely based around obnoxious characters … Continue reading Girls (Season 5) TV Review
Ask anyone to name their favourite directors and many people could reel off at least one or two names, probably including Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone or even Michael Bay. In the world of movie-making, the director is the key and quite … Continue reading Why do directors get more credit than writers?
Often a TV show will make a point of comparing itself to another successful show in an attempt to boost it’s pilot episode audience. The HBO drama Looking did exactly that, comparing itself to the other successful HBO drama, Girls. … Continue reading Why I stopped watching HBO’s Looking
Because I review a whole tv series rather than individual episodes, there is a chance of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the whole series yet, stop reading now! It tells you a lot about Girls that the characters I … Continue reading Girls (Season 2) TV Review
Indie doesn’t just mean Independent studio. It usually has other qualities and unfortunately, now clichés that go with it. It is usually a “personal film,” written and/or directed by its lead. It is also set in a world filled with characters that have weird quirks, which everyone but those within the film seem to notice. Add an “indie soundtrack” (again, personally picked by the lead) and animate the opening (and/or closing) credits and you have yourself an “independent” film. These are films that are supposed to juxtapose what is considered mainstream but its become a genre of film itself, falling … Continue reading Tiny Furniture (2010) Review