King Kong: Still real, still beautiful
I was talking to a colleague a few days ago about my favourite subject (but not hers) - the movies. She was wondering how I could like a film like King Kong, the 1933 classic directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, with special effects by the great Willis O Brien. It seemed incredulous to her how I could accept the special effects, how I could ignore their datedness and, although she didn't use this word I think she would agree, naffness.
Donnie Yen: The Beauty of Kung Fu
Since the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December one man seems to have caught the world's attention. He is someone who, it seems, also caught the world slightly unawares. It was as if he had come from nowhere and, for many viewers and critics alike, this could well have been the case. This is especially true in a world which seems to try avoid films in any language other than English.
Kung Fu Killer Trailer
Ip Man Trailer Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson
Ip Man 2: Legend of The Grandmaster Trailer
Ip Man Trailer
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Love, Death & Robert De Niro
Whenever you make a Frankenstein movie you want to make a good monster. This is the lesson from 85 years of cinema history. Mary Shelley may have wanted to explore life and death, to philosophise on humankind's greatest concerns, but in the movies, it's about the monster.