I recently watched ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ just before watching some gameplay of World Of Warcraft and something clicked. My criticisms of the movie were based on assumptions from the ‘old’ way of watching movies and it should really be viewed in a different light, the same way colour film had to viewed differently to black and white films. So why do I think ‘The Hobbit’ is more videogame than movie?
There’s nothing the Oscars like better than making history and making headlines, so the announcement that “Aningaaq”, a short film made as a Blu-Ray extra for “Gravity” , is being submitted for the Short Film Oscar is just the latest news to cement the Cuarón father and son pairing as Hollywood’s dream team of the moment. Continue reading →
“Django Unchained”, the latest film from Quentin Tarantino, has provoked a lot of controversy as usual. At this point in his career the biggest controversy he can now commit is making an uncontroversial film, which wouldn’t be his style at all.
He has been attacked for making the film too violent, too anti-white and too anti-black. It seems he can never win, but what’s behind each if these criticisms?