Tag Archives: Genre

‘Taken 2’ possibly one step too far

Taken 2. Having seen Taken 1, I must admit to wondering how they could squeeze much more out of one man's family. But they did. Here are my incidental ramblings, by no means fully formed, about Taken 2. Law of reciprocity, lex talons, prescribes an 'eye for an eye' is the appropriate recompense for a crime committed. The details of which follow: 'Anyone who maims another shall suffer the same Read more [...]

We all have a voice – ‘Olympus has Fallen’

With permission I would like to quote a ‘film review’ by a lesser known (to the world), but extremely prolific social commentator (albeit mostly on Facebook or at The Celtic Towers in Gent, Belgium), my dear friend Geoff Lee. On ‘Olympus has Fallen’ (2013) directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman et al. To key you in to the plot: ‘Disgraced Read more [...]

Life Begins … Hope Springs

Do you feel like your life is really not going quite the way you want it to? Are a life begins or a hope springs kind of person? I am in a play called 'Life Begins' at The Lost Theatre, Wandsworth Rd, London. 'Life Begins' is a delightful comedy drama which revolves around 4 close friends living in London, all around the age of 40, and still single. Each character represents somebody you know who Read more [...]

Genre – a look at mushy twee narratives

Is Genre so Important? Genre is so important for both producer and audience. I have a really eclectic collection of films at home from ‘Aliens’ (1986) which is one of my all time favourites, to ‘Singing in the Rain’ (1952), the Best of Buffy, to Kramer vs Kramer (1979), Pans Labyrinth (2006), I’m no Angel (1933) and hundreds more. Does GENRE matter to me? Yes, for dozens of reasons, Read more [...]