Film bits and bobs

Damsels In Distress (2011)

First published by EyeforFilm “Oh my God! A golden oldie! I love those!” So declares Violet (Greta Gerwig) as a dance track comes on at the frathouse party she is … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

First published by EyeforFilm Miyazaki Hayao is best known for his sprawling fantasy epics like Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle – but even if My Neighbour Totoro (or … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Princess Mononoke (1997)

First published by EyeforFilm Master animator Miyazaki Hayao may have long been admired in his native Japan, but it was only with his seventh directorial feature, Princess Mononoke, that an … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm If good adaptation involves a conversation between artists that respects both the similarities and the differences between them, then Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of the … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Eyes Without A Face (Les yeux sans visage) (1960)

First published by EyeforFilm An agitated woman (Alida Valli) drives a car through the rainy darkness, occasionally glancing nervously through the rear-view mirror at the trench-coated figure, face hidden beneath … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mother of Tears (2007)

First published by EyeforFilm From the very outset, Dario Argento’s Mother Of Tears abounds in images of the past being disinterred and returning to haunt the present. Its title sequence … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Prophet (Un Prophète) (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm “You can’t read, right? It’s not too late. There’s a prison school. You can learn in here. My idea is to leave here a little smarter.” … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Renaissance (2006)

First published by EyeforFilm When a talented and ambitious young geneticist called Ilona Tasuiev (voiced by Romola Garai) is violently abducted in a car park, the DA’s office turns to … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment


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