Two Years At Sea (Ben Rivers) – Geographical Solitude and Company in Objects.

Cause and effect may not perhaps be the first aspect that comes to mind when considering Ben Rivers’ feature debut Two Years At Sea (2011). Yet, looking at the implications of the lifestyle on show, itself a deliberate effect of causation from working at sea for two years to be able to afford to live a more isolated life, there is a great sense of … Continue reading Two Years At Sea (Ben Rivers) – Geographical Solitude and Company in Objects.

F For Fake – Orson Welles (1973)

When whole continents of viewers believe you to have made your best and most accomplished film on your first go, two things can potentially happen.  Arrogance can take a hold turning you into a useless artist or the burden or pressure to create something just as brilliant can cripple.  For some reason though neither of these factors seem to have bothered Orson Welles too much … Continue reading F For Fake – Orson Welles (1973)

Blood of a Poet and The Testament of Orpheus – Jean Cocteau

The idea of film as pure art is something that divides so many views on the medium that it is seen to be part of a genre when a film tries to discuss anything artistically of merit.  So with the idea of art film as a genre itself rather than a creative perception, what is left is something that is both perceived as often difficult … Continue reading Blood of a Poet and The Testament of Orpheus – Jean Cocteau