Today: July 11, 2024

Ash Verjee


It would be churlish indeed to denigrate Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry and Notting Hill screenwriter Richard Curtis for turning in such a family-friendly and pat-happy movie as Trash – especially in these troubled
June 15, 2015

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

You’ve probably seen Caroll Spinney’s body of work even if you aren’t too sure what he looks like, for Caroll Spinney is Big Bird, Sesame Street’s most lovable (pre-Elmo, that is) character,
May 27, 2015

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Forty-six years after the original Franklin J. Schaffner film we arrive at Matt Reeve’s latest incarnation, hot on the heels of Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction(a film recently memorably described on Twitter
July 18, 2014

The Piano

If you’ve never seen The Piano, Jane Campion‘s multi-award-winning, wind-swept love story from 1993, Studiocanal might just have put an end to your excuses with a new, lovingly assembled disc that features an impossibly beautiful
May 13, 2014

The Last Days

Similarities predictably abound between this and José Saramago‘s Blindness, itself adapted into a film directed by City of God director Fernando Meirelles in 2008. Here however, it is an unseen and free-flowing infection that promotes severe
February 21, 2014

Opinion Blog: The Last Of Us Movie

There was a time when all it took to make a great film was a great screenplay. But in today’s world of megabuck movies, film studios are increasingly plundering other art forms.
December 11, 2013

Chasing Mavericks

Apple followers might have heard of “Mavericks,” as announced by CEO Tim Cook at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, as the latest iteration of the Mac OSX operating system, complete with a new tealed
November 11, 2013
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