All posts by Aidan Fatkin

The Human Condition

WWII is a frequently used setting throughout the course of cinema history. No matter what, every critically acclaimed filmmaker must have at least one film set in-between the time period of 1939 – 1945. Steven Spielberg presented the horrors of the Holocaust in unflinching black-and-white

Men & Chicken

Scandinavian comedies are perhaps some of the strangest films you’ll ever see, but also magnetic in their charm and quick wit. Whether that would be Stellan Skarsgård as a snow-plow driver going on a killing spree, or a 100 year-old explosive expert escaping from a

Solaris

Andrei Tarkovsky’s third film, following his chilling debut Ivan’s Childhood and the mammoth Andrei Rublev, Solaris is a film that is more about experience and environment than enjoyment or leisure. Clocking in at 2 hours and 40 minutes, this science-fiction voyage into the human soul

Absolute Beginners

Alongside The Mission and Revolution, Absolute Beginners was accused of destroying the British film industry in the mid to late 1980’s. It was bad luck for Goldcrest, the studio behind Julian Temple’s lavish production, as they backed-up all three films, released them at nearly the

Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Roll up! Roll up! Do you love 80’s movies? Of course you do. Do you love incredibly ridiculous comedies that have the charm of a Zucker-Abrahams production? Then you need to sit down and watch the 1988 creature feature parody, Return of the Killer Tomatoes!

A Month in the Country

The term ‘lost film’ is often aimed towards the early days of cinema. As movie lovers, the best we can do is just imagine what these silent classics would look like in our minds. However, film neglect isn’t the sole preserve of early cinema, it

The Cold Day in the Park

Robert Altman is one of Cinema’s most interesting voices, with his dense overlapping dialogue, compelling female leads, ensemble casts etc; of course, many would group these trademarks with his 70s productions. Through Nashville, M*A*S*H and McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Altman was pivotal in defining the tone and outlook of Hollywood’s