It’s okay to blink, you won’t miss a thing
Breakneck speeds, relentless ferocity and uncompromising personalities. Formula One is almost born for the big screen, yet with only Senna and arguably Driven to its name, the motor sport remains an unexplored avenue within the film industry. Coming off the back of Asif Kapadia’s multi-award winning 2010 documentary and the sport’s growing popularity Ron Howard marks his 22nd directorial appearance with the first true F1 feature film, Rush.
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Low standards won’t be enough to help you here
While I don’t recognise a direct correlation between the violence presented on cinema screens and the horrors a disturbed and spiteful person might wreak in public, it’s tasteless films like Red Dawn – with its senseless glorification of teenage gun violence – that give ammunition to those wanting to make that connection.
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If you go into the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise
Joss Whedon and debut director Drew Goddard have embarked on creating a unique horror experience that, much like Scream (1996), pays homage to the traditional form of the genre, whilst critiquing the tired conventions of its contemporary equivalent.The Cabin in the Woods reflects the originality Whedon fulfilled with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it is so typical of him to bring a refreshing approach to a genre that has been done to a repeated, rather grizzly death. Continue reading The Cabin in the Woods Review