Fear And Loathing In The Countryside – Withnail And I (1987).

British cinema is obsessed with the effect of location upon the individual.  In fact, it wouldn’t be so sweeping to suggest that large swaths of culture born on these isles stems from the idea that the individual can be deeply molded by their surroundings and any fictional drama from Albion will be bare the aesthetics of its areas as far more than a setting.  While … Continue reading Fear And Loathing In The Countryside – Withnail And I (1987).

The Rum Diary (Bruce Robinson)

One of the few films creating genuine excitement this year has been Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s fantastic book The Rum Diary.  Being a huge Hunter fan in the first place, I was initially worried about a multi-plex release of the novel and after seeing it, I feel that this worry was well placed.  For a real and honest approach to the work and … Continue reading The Rum Diary (Bruce Robinson)