I don’t like censorship – particularly with regards to film. Purely because individuals have different sensibilities (some people will find anything in the Tarantino stable unpalatable, for instance). However, when you have such offensive bilge as The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence (dear God, do not google it), which has just become the latest film banned by the BBFC in the UK, my principles really are tested.
New York City – the city that never sleeps apparently. Well, I like to sleep, so I can’t comment too well on NYC’s round-the-clockness, but the moniker certainly seems accurate. In my week or so here the place certainly feels like it never stops. First off, I love it – or at least what I’ve [...]
…Or down the railtrack in this case, but never mind. I have now moved on from Northampton and the Pioneer Valley and have been in New York City for around 4 days. I’ll deal with NYC properly in a subsequent post, consider this a brief final impression of Massachusetts and first impression of NYC. Northampton [...]
Well, it took 9 years but I’m back on US soil. Given I have (effectively, last time around was a Disneyland job) never been here before I thought I would write it about for 2 reasons. One, my family will hopefully read this and can keep up to date with what I’m up to as [...]
Daniel Fawcett’s Dirt is a heartfelt look at a young person’s difficulty fitting in with the adult world and a wish to recapture that childhood feeling of being ‘free’. The film follows Miles, running from an unsatisfying life and dead-end job, after he encounters Francis – an unconventional man who prefers to produce art by ‘living creatively’ – and goes to spend time on his run-down boat.
This was originally written for the Cambridge Film Festival 2010 Daily and posted on the website, a link to which can be found here. However, I can’t account for how long that link survives so I’ve reposted it here. —— This improvised comedy, aside from raising many a laugh, brings up interesting questions about how [...]