Here are the DVD and Blu-ray reviews as they appeared on Glide FM this morning, but there’s actually a little more to come, later on. [display_podcast] While these actually went out, I was fast asleep having been up all night with The Oscars. I’m pleased they hadn’t been re-edited to swap my comments around from […]
we need to talk about kevin
Putting their acting ability aside for one moment, not to mention the temporary dragon tattoo, but who do you think looked more like Lisbeth Salander? Noomi Rapace in the Swedish films? Or Rooney Mara in David Fincher's do-over?
It’s cruel and kind of funny and sort of accurate, but it would and could never happen in real life, thank god. Here’s a parody of Randy Newman singing a theme tune to the harrowing, emotionally draining We Need to Talk About Kevin. Be warned that the lyrics do refer to some key plot points, […]
One of the remaining films for the year that I’m still looking forward to is Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin. This sees one of Britain’s best directors finally get another feature on screen after a near-decade hiatus, and based on one of the last ten years’ most hotly-book clubbed books. It’s playing […]
Lynne Ramsay is finally back, with her adaptation of Lionel Shriver‘s We Need To Talk About Kevin arriving in cinemas worldwide over the next few months. This ends almost a decade of waiting since Morvern Callar, a period during which Ramsay tried, and was infamously thwarted in, adapting The Lovely Bones. Kevin, then, is at […]
These three short scenes from We Need To Talk About Kevin have hard, saturated surfaces; are crisp, cold and sometimes a touch oppressive. And that, I believe, is exactly what they needed to be. Too many plot details might spoil the film for you, but I’ll say that it’s a tense domestic drama against a […]
Lynne Ramsay has, to date, only released two feature films, the beguiling Ratcatcher and coloured, lucite gem, Morvern Callar. Better still were her short films Gasman and Small Deaths, a real pair of singular works. The glass is half full with some of the most striking, memorable cinema of the last fifteen years, half empty from the […]