Looking Back – pre-Halloween Special: ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1992)

There was a time where horror films were not all about torture porn, found-footage or demonic possessions – this was a time when the genre was less indulgent in killing people. Francis Ford Coppola is known for his epic productions, such as The Godfather (1972) and Apocalypse Now (1979), but after the intense criticism from The Godfather III (1990), his next project is to direct an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic … Continue reading Looking Back – pre-Halloween Special: ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1992)

The Cinematic Education of our Youth

Be warned….this is going to get ranty.  So I apologise in advance. Kids nowadays have it easy.  I remember the days in school when passed-on notes were the best means of communication, penpals sent handwritten letters and if you wanted to watch a film before it came on TV, you need to wait a good year to rent the video.  Now, everything is done through … Continue reading The Cinematic Education of our Youth

The Help review – 4 stars

Another film based on a bestselling book…it’s a steady stream nowadays. Yet, The Help raised a few eyebrows. The adaptation of the 2009 novel was the surprise summer hit of 2011, getting to no.1 in the US Box Office, but that was not the reason why. The inspiring tale of the tell-all tale from the viewpoint of African American maids is also a charming one. … Continue reading The Help review – 4 stars