Looking Back: ‘Kill Bill Vol.1’ – girl power, samurai-style

“Revenge is a dish best served cold.” A proverb whose origins date from a French-English translation from the the early 19th Century, which has appeared in all forms of popular culture, such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.  However, it is its brief appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s fifth feature film that sets the tone for his endeavour to blend … Continue reading Looking Back: ‘Kill Bill Vol.1’ – girl power, samurai-style

Django Unchained – 4.5/5 stars

Some people think he is lucky.  Others call him a genius.  It is strange to think that Quentin Tarantino has been a director for 20 years and he continues to go from strength to strength.  After the commercial and critical success of his last film, Inglorious Basterds (2009), we see him return in his ‘homage’ to Spaghetti Westerns – Django Unchained. Set three years before … Continue reading Django Unchained – 4.5/5 stars

BAFTAs 2013: Personal reaction

I could have done this when the Golden Globes noms were announced.  But I’m kinda lazy, plus the BAFTAs are nearer to the biggie of the awards season (the Academy Awards) so let’s rake through this year’s nominations. First of all, a sense of frustration over choice snubs from the main categories.  I would have expected gems like The Raid, Chasing Ice and Pirates! to be in the … Continue reading BAFTAs 2013: Personal reaction

Review of 2012: Films I’m looking forward to in 2013

Now that the end of the world didn’t happen, we have another year of quality films to look forward to.  That’s right, another year of sequels, prequels and adaptations that we wish we didn’t happen. So, with that in mind, here are my highly-anticipated films for 2013 (all release dates are taken from The Film Distributor’s Association at time of publishing): Gangster Squad (scheduled release: … Continue reading Review of 2012: Films I’m looking forward to in 2013