Tag Archives: movies

We need to talk about Kevin: Cinematic quality in a sea of ambiguity.

It’s been a bit of a film week for me. I saw We Need To Talk About Kevin, and I need to fess up right away that I haven’t read Lionel Shriver’s book. Nor do I intend to. I have nothing against Ms Shriver, but I read Room by Emma Donoghue and I will confess […]

Top ten Films Blog-a-thon

So the great blog Top ten Films is having a blog-a-thon. The deal is, you have a magic ticket and you can hop into any film you want to grab a ride on. Once you have these choices available, how would you answer the following questions: 1. What character would I most like to be sat […]

Norwegian Wood: Death, grief and sex.

Ok – so I am now reading this because the film is so alluring, I decided to take on my first Haruki Mirukami novel. (The great love recommended it to me as well, and who can resist that combination?) This novel has been called impossible to adapt for film. It is the fifth of Mirukami’s […]

Mouchette: The Muses never talk to each other, but sometimes they dance.

“For me the order and position of characters and the framing of the shot are the essence of cinema. They’re much more important than simple dramatic action which is only revealed through the form the shot takes. In cinema what matters is the form, and this must be given priority.”  Robert Bresson And so Mouchette begins with […]