Long before I was writing for a living, I was a music critic and production coordinator for TG4's weekly music chart show, Pop 4. Now I'm back reviewing music, this time for recently-launched site Music Is King. Music Is King seeks to promote the freshest independent, unsigned bands and artists. I'm reviewing exclusively alternative releases … Continue reading Now Writing at Music Is King
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Coppola's films are very much luxury items themselves; flawlessly made, undoubtedly beautiful, but not particularly expressive of anything deeper than their surfaces.
I felt no unease or discomfort in disclosing the fact that I’ve been assaulted, mostly because it is just that - a fact.
Bang’s deft direction and attention to detail imbue the film with a remarkable sense of realism; a truly impressive feat for a young director, still fresh out of film school.
The monsters of found footage frequently reflect features associated with technology and new media, and arguably can be read as grotesque manifestations of digital dependency and its inherent dangers.
Indeed, Jones’ own work is a benchmark for a kind of artistry that can’t be mimicked by graphics alone, and proves that Hollywood’s demand for professional creatures is unwavering.
Typically, the majority of recent toy adaptations are manic action blockbusters. Much in the same vein of action films of the eighties, they revel in the hyper-masculinised, in the spectacle of destruction and, it has to be said, the degradation of women.