Like last year, I have tried to keep up with enough new releases to eventually have something say at the end of the year. And exactly like last year, I have virtually failed to see ten new releases that I've actually enjoyed. I quietly accepted once again that, with some notable exceptions, new digital films … Continue reading 2017 Review
If I was asked to suggest a particular sound that defined London through its cinema, it would not be the bustling noise of traffic or an iconic piece of soundtrack music; it would, in fact, be the very simple but endlessly mysterious sound of the wind rustling through the trees in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup (1966). … Continue reading Blowup (1966) and the Deleuzian Breeze in the Trees
For a film that, on the surface, appears to be held in such high regard, Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avventura (1960) seems to have distanced itself from a number of its audience. While I often wish to adhere to the third person in criticism, this article cannot help but revert to a personal reception of the film … Continue reading L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) – A Curious Distance.
The swinging sixties produced a number of things. Its music, film, television and art are defined as being from that period by their eccentricities, bold colours and hippy counter culture mentality. When looking for the work that stands out from the period, it’s often work that embraces the darker elements from the period; work that … Continue reading Blow-Up – Michelangelo Antonioni (1966)