Tag Archives: Ben Wheatley

The Levelling

It would be wrong to say British film hasn’t dealt with the countryside, but it certainly hasn’t dealt with it in any depth. For the first half-century or so of British cinema it might as well have been a painted backdrop, just some pretty, quintessentially

Cinema Eclectica 60 – Walesploitation

We collect our podcast pension this week and just to keep up will all you whippersnappers we change things up. It’s a brave new world of extreme violence, modern art and European cowboys. Off The Shelf features Nicolas Roeg’s “Eureka” and Wim Wenders’ “The American

Anticipated Movies: 2016

Yesterday we posted our 20 favourite films of the past year, although it may well be the geek show’s official list it is by no means definitive. Tune in to the next Cinema Eclectica for more on our review of 2015, our other podcasts will

Zardoz

There aren’t many measures by which Sean Connery’s career could be considered a failure, but he has his Achilles heels, chiefly his self-admitted failure to understand science fiction and fantasy. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a project which persuaded him after nearly half a century

2013 Movies Preview

2012 is done and dusted; I looked at the best and the rest of last year. The top 10 films I settled on where as diverse as they were remarkable examples showing just how good the world of cinema is at the moment. Even though

2012 in Review: Top Ten

oday is the final day of my series of 2012 posts reviewing the year in cinema, and today it’s the turn of the year’s top 10 films. Just to re-iterate what I have previously said, 2012 has been a brilliant year for films to the