Born in London on August 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock worked for a short time in engineering before entering the film industry in 1920. He left for Hollywood in 1939, where his first American film, Rebecca, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more than 50 films, including the classics Rear Window, The 39 Steps and Psycho. Nicknamed the … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Alfred Hitchcock
American entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in transforming the Walt Disney Company into a multibillion-dollar empire and who, along with filmmaker Steven Spielberg and music mogul David Geffen, founded the film studio DreamWorks SKG. The CEO of Dreamworks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg, is famous for animated hits like “The Lion King” and “Shrek. Katzenberg, Spielberg, and Geffen founded DreamWorks. With their new entertainment … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jeffrey Katzenberg
Jim Henson was an American puppeteer best known for creating TV characters, including the Muppets, and for his work on the popular children's show Sesame Street.
RATING: 4/5 DIRECTOR: Darren Aronofsky Randy the Ram (Rourke) is a professional wrestler. It's all he knows. He's aged, past his prime and trying to make ends meet. His body has taken too many blows but what can he do, stop fighting or continue in the ring? This observational drama follows Randy trying to live … Continue reading The Wrestler (2008) Persona Examined
RATING: 4/5 DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle April 2003, Aron Ralston decided to set out on a climbing adventure. He's a keen outdoorsman, the 27 year old fell and he was trapped in between a rock wall and boulder in Blue John Canyon, Utah. He had packed his gear, had tools and needed to cut his arm … Continue reading 127 Hours (2010) “Aron, Do Not Lose It.”
In order to understand film genre and how to read film, the following language needs to be learnt regarding codes and conventions. So what is it? Codes and conventions. What are codes and conventions in media and film? Codes are systems of signs, which create meaning. Codes can be divided into two categories – technical … Continue reading What Are Codes & Conventions In Film Media Theory?
RATING: 2.5/5 Librarians. They aim to test you with their knowledge of literature, art and film. Asking the local librarian for a bad to average film to watch for a blog update was risky. I now have to accept the risk I took. From the opening credits and sequence we are introduced to our hero Nick … Continue reading That film is much better on mute! – Black Rain (1989)
" Living like this is a full time business", Renton explains. Watching Trainspotting again twenty years on is fresh, vibrant, and humourous. It's jam packed with one liners, and explores the underground life of hard drugs in underground Scotland. I was recently talking to a fifty year old mother who watched this for the first … Continue reading Trainspotting (1996)
When one thinks of the Alien franchise, it’s either the Ridley Scott 1979 Alien or James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens. Here in the latest instalment of the franchise Ridley Scott is back at the helm and you maybe wondering why do we need another film? Then again you may say Ridley Scott the director of … Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017)