Don't Look Up

Don’t Look Up (2021)

Don’t Look Up first published by Sight and Sound When Michigan family man and astronomy professor Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) first realises what is coming, he spends the night checking and rechecking the calculations, and is quick, the following day, to call the White House with the bad news. Mindy’s urgency matches the speed of…

Revenant

The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant first published by Real Crime Magazine Some stories are so big and so compelling that they can survive any mutilation. Hugh Glass was a genuine fur trapper of the early nineteenth century, who really did, after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by the men assigned to give him due burial,…

Inception

Inception (2010)

First published by EyeforFilm “Once an idea has taken hold in the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate,” says Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio). He should know. After all, he is an ‘eradicator’ – an industrial spy whose work involves infiltrating people’s brains when they are in a vulnerable dream state and stealing their innermost…

Shutter

Shutter Island (2010)

First published by EyeforFilm It is 1954, in the Boston Harbour Islands. A ferryboat emerges from a thick mist, as belowdecks a man is puking his guts out. This sequence which opens Martin Scorsese’s latest opus also sets the tone for what it is to follow, in a film where seemingly everything is shrouded in…

Wolf

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf Of Wall Street first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “The world of investing can be a jungle,” states the slick corporate advertisement with which The Wolf of Wall Street opens, “Bulls, bears, danger at every turn” – and, underlining this animal metaphor, a lion is shown prowling between the office desks. Once the ad has come…

Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby first published by GrolschFilmWorks. In his first appearance in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, Jay Gatsby is glimpsed in the darkness, staring out over the Bay that separates Long Island’s West and East Eggs, at a flashing green light on the opposite shore where his old flame Daisy now lives. Gatsby is pining…