Just how do you follow a 3D shark? Well, with one that travels the world looking for revenge, of course. 1987’s Jaws the Revenge just may be the worst sequel ever made, it’s silly, amateurish, sloppy and actually insane. I have written about it here. However the folks at Paramount obviously had high hopes for […]
There’s gangster films, and then there’s Goodfellas. Scorsese’s opus feels more like a hard hitting documentary than a feature film, such is it’s attention to detail and fearlessness. Violence is depicted with visceral fury and murder is portrayed as all part of the job. A walk through the maze of Henry Hill’s life and times is […]
After the success of Boogie Nights, Paul Thomas Anderson was given cart blanche by New Line Cinema to develop whatever idea he wanted. He originally wanted to make something intimate and small scale, but as his wish list off actors to work with grew (Julianne Moore, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Melora Walters, William […]
Just when you thought it was safe to look at this website, just when you thought you could swim with dolphins and throw grenades around like there’s no tomorrow, we interrupt that feeling of safety and security to bring you an important message. Jaws 3D did happen and there is a behind the scenes documentary […]
Below we have all three episodes of Mark Gatiss’s personal exploration of the horror film, from the classic Universal monsters, through to those of the Hammer stable, British “folk horror”, like The Wicker Man, and films such as The Exorcist and George A Romero’s zombie apocalypse films. Packed with interviews and Gatiss’s engaging encyclopedic enthusiasm, […]
From filmmaker Rishi Kaneria, we have his first video essay, examining the use of hand props in film, and their sometimes overlooked significance. From his narration: “Great props can transcend the boundaries of the films they are in and become legendary icons of cinema and pop culture. They can show the progress of mankind. Or reveal the […]
Below is a short audiovisual essay by Ella Finch “exploring the emergence of pop soundtracks (Ghostbusters) in the new era of Hollywood blockbusters (’80s), and the evolution of ‘epic’ music scores (John Williams), becoming cult and key commercial points of films.” As John Williams is quoted in an interview with Film Score Monthly in 1977, “I […]
Another in Oliver Harper‘s “Retrospective” series, this 38 minute video looks back at the making of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1982 sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner. Enjoy.
To celebrate the imminent 35 year anniversary of The Shining (which we’ll be covering at a very special event!) here is the behind the scenes making of documentary made by director Stanley Kubrick’s then 17 year old daughter Vivian. This was originally produced for the BBC’s arts programme Arena.
Yes folks, a full length documentary from 2009. Interviews with Michael O’Keefe, Scott Colomby, the late Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Cindy Morgan, John F. Barmon Jr., John Murray, Ann Ryerson, Rusty Lemorande, Kenny Loggins, and others. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/nY8TNywytFk