By Dan McGowan
Peter Jackson teams up with Imperial War Museums and 14-18 NOW to restore archive audio and footage, creating an important and immersive work which straddles the line between documentary and fictional realism.
It’s TRUE OR FALSE – a feature that allows Warped Footage to contemplate the biggest issues in film.
Answering this week’s big questions are Saira Perwaiz, John Murphy and Paul McKenzie.
This was the first thing that struck me when watching Widows – the new film from Steve McQueen, and the first since his Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave. I think we can agree that these are manifestly different films, but from the first frame it possessed that same visceral realism of his earlier work. Continue reading
Vladimir Nabokov told us that good readers shouldn’t look to emotionally identify with the protagonist of a story, and for the most part I managed to avoid falling into that trap while watching Lady Bird. Most of the film didn’t engage me very much, but the working class guilt was like a gut punch: a sometimes overplayed, but always interesting thread that permeated the mother and daughter relationship. Continue reading
The arrival of Halloween (2018) sees a return to the fundamentals of what the story is all about. The genre defining series gets a soft reboot in a modern world full of scarier things than the bogeyman. Continue reading
Craig Douglas highlights his top films of the year for 2016
Turns a truly grim subject matter into something strangely uplifting with one of the best child performances ever committed to celluloid from Jacob Trembly. Continue reading