Tags : roger deakins

Did We Judge ‘The Goldfinch’ Too Harshly?

When I first watched The Goldfinch I, like many others, was incredibly disappointed with how it turned out. What was once a film that had everything going for it—a big name director in John Crowley, a great ensemble cast, literary merit in its source material—became nothing more than boring Oscar bait and a critical and […]Read More

Heading Back Into No-Man’s-Land: Does 1917 Still Work On A

Remember last Christmas? That’s Christmas 2019, not the godawful Emilia Clarke/George Michael tie-up literally nobody asked for. Well, last Christmas, director Sam Mendes released 1917, a film seemingly purpose-built to fill yards of column inches and storm into first place on the list of ‘your dad’s favourite war films’. It’s now Summer 2020 and 1917 […]Read More

Film Review: Unbroken

Any one of the millions who’ve adorned their sofas or local cinemas in the past to see films such as Saving Private Ryan and The Railway Man, know full well that any storyline centred around: war, suffering, imprisonment, requires a complete picture comprising tempestuous realism and a talent for engrossment. With Unbroken – her second […]Read More