Tag Archives: narrative structure

February 23

Cloud Atlas – The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer make the most expensive independant film of all time. (film review)

Lana and Andy Wachowski have definitely got a “real is not really what you think real is” thing going. With the enormous success of their Matrix trilogy and then the follow-up successes with films such as V for Vendetta, they have established themselves as a powerful force in that world between worlds narrative. Tom Tykwer […]

The Lighthouse – Maria Saakyan shows us Armenia as a dream

At the start of Maria Saakyan’s The Lighthouse (Mayak) our heroine, Lena (Anna Kapaleva) puts on an old records of the soundtrack to Efrem Pruxhanski’s animated adaptation of Alive in Wonderland.  Like Alive, Lena has crossed a border into a place she doesn’t recognise.  She is not even sure what she is doing there. And […]