I love martial arts movies. You’re going to hear me say that on more than one occasion on this blog. I love martial arts movies, and one of the first ones I ever saw was Bloodsport, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. He plays Frank Dux, an American man with a Belgian accent, wearing a low-cut tank top, accompanied by a hairy bear muscle mary called Ray. They take part in a kumite tournament...
My favourite kind of films are the ones that no-one else has heard of. By that, I mean films that are well written, well made, and have a unique idea behind them – but for one reason or another haven’t been seen or embraced by the wider public. Either because they haven’t been released properly, or because no distributor would take a chance on them. That was why I grew up...
After the Wedding
Around the time Casino Royale (my favourite Bond Film since, er… Live and Let Die or maybe The Spy Who Loved Me) came out, I saw a few posters for this film on the London Underground. Obviously a cynical tie in with Mads Mikkelsen’s turn as Le Chiffre in CR. No sale. I was wrong. After The Wedding (Efter Brylluppet) is a great film. You should watch it, and I’ll tell you why via...
I’ve been on the other side of the camera a few times. Some I don’t like to talk about, some I’m very proud of. Text Batteries and Earwax and The Association I’m very proud of. Find out more about these lovely films and buy the DVD at the following address: http://www.deafo.com
It's a Wonderful Life
Critics like making lists. There’s one list which never really changes - this list is called The List of Great Movies. It’s a mix of films that you always see at the top of the IMDb, AFI, BFI top 100 lists and goes something like this: Citizen Kane The Godfather It’s a Wonderful Life The Shawshank Redemption The Red Shoes Now, It’s A Wonderful Life is the only one...
Let The Right One In
Vampire movies are the in thing right now. Twilight, for example. Teenage girls up and down the land are currently squeaking in delight as the slab-faced Robert Pattinson has a strangely chaste romance with professional lower lip biter Kristen Stewart. Let The Right One In is cut from very different cloth. The simplest way to describe it would be Ingmar Bergman’s Interview With a...
About this blog
This is a blog where I’ll write about cool stuff I’ve seen. TV shows, films, short films, anything really. I have a new job with access to lots of DVD screeners of upcoming and recent films which helps. I’ll also write about cool stuff I’ve done - short films I’ve made, VTs I’ve directed, and more besides. Most of all - this blog will educate you about all those films that you’ve seen showing at...