VoD is taking over the world, – or at least is stoking the flames of revolution in the film industry. Is there, asks Sophie Preußer, still the family that meets at 8 pm in front of the TV or the housewife that stops vacuum cleaning at noon to watch the newest episode of her Telenovela?
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Some surprises and some inevitabilities this time, as MrMoth reminisces, mishears, and wades in to some beef.
Continue reading Mostly Pop September 2017
We’re in a good period for fans of Stephen King movies – The Dark Tower was released a week or two ago and a new adaptation of IT arrives next week, with the concept of a linked cinematic universe being bandied about. We decided to write about our favourite pre-SKEU King adaptations…
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With Hayao Miyazaki emerging from retirement to make one more film, maybe it’s time for James Moar to take a look back towards the origins of Studio Ghibli.
Continue reading The Roots of Ghibli
Godzilla is back, and doing what it does best: embodying Japanese anxieties about nuclear annihilation. Spank The Monkey approves. (Of Godzilla, obviously, not of nuclear annihilation.)
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More pop, more style as MrMoth digs once again into the “New Releases” boxes at the record store. Yeah, this one is pretty good but you probably don’t know it? They’re pretty obscure.
Continue reading Mostly Pop August 2017
The Tramp’s latest edition of “films you might overlook on streaming services but really they are worth a look honest” features Keira Knightley, a lot. Non-fans turn away now.
Continue reading Hidden Gems of Streaming: Keira Knightley Special
My movie is out already but I was in the neighbourhood ok!
They seek them here. They seek them there. They seek those superhero’s everywhere!
Actually there’s isn’t much seeking required because your TV, streaming channel and cinema are set to be positively chock-full of heroic comic adapted action over the next 12 months. And if you have some comic adaptions to get fans pants wet with anticipation about then Comic Con is the place to tease them. Here’s a round-up of a few of the more interesting from Mostly Films theTramp and James Moar.
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MostlyFilm is slowing down during August.We’ve got a few pieces to publish, but we’re not following a schedule because…it’s the holidays, maaan.
However, if you’re lost for something to read on the beach, though, why not take a wander through our archives?
We’ve had a busy few months so far, starting the year trying not to jump on the La La Land Backlash wagon and eventually agreeing that it was a lovely film, but NOT JAZZ. We don’t just cover the big releases though. In February our writers recommended another round of obscure cinematic gems that they didn’t think got enough love.
We marked International Women’s Day this year with two posts on women who defined a decade, starting with Lillian Gish and ending with a scion of a Hollywood dynasty. In April we got lost on the way to the Odeon Leicester Square and ended up watching the West End revival of 42nd Street instead.
May and June saw us watching the UK release of American Gods and valiantly attempting to ignore the General Election and the looming chaos of Brexit. Ron Swanson braved the crowds to report back from this year’s Cannes Film Festival. We’ve also attended the Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna and the Manchester International Festival.
So that’s us for the first half of the year. We’re still planning out the months up to Christmas, but the only thing I can guarantee is that it will be fascinating, annoying, deeply geeky and mostly about film.
Terence Davies’ biographical film about Emily Dickinson, starring Sex and The City’s Cynthia Nixon as the reclusive American poet, was released on DVD earlier this month. Sarah Slade sees how the truth has been slanted.
I first found Emily Dickinson thanks to my English teacher, a very proper Southern Baptist from Alabama, who thought Cleopatra was no better than she should be and that we should be studying Dickinson’s poetry instead of Hardy’s. She was half right.
Continue reading A Quiet Passion