Rich on Film - Writing

Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 15:41
I really wanted to love Micmacs. I really did but for some reason I only liked it. Like a magnificent ball of fairy floss this film just vanished as soon as it was over. Jean-Pierre Jeunet is an odd film maker. He is a master of making amazing 'bits' but this film never becomes more than the sum of its parts.
Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 18:55
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1. (no longer in technical use) a psychosis characterised by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 14:26
I felt slightly nauseous as the credits began to roll. As I walked away, slightly unsteady on my feet, I was sure something had just happened but what exactly that was is still up for debate. Let's face it, I'm not the target audience for this film.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:26
Considering The Wolf Man had one of the most troubled productions of recent years it is rather amazing that the final product is relatively cohesive. It's not very good of course. But its also not terrible. There you go, that's my review. Here is the quote for the DVD cover: It's not terrible.
Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 18:37
There is nothing I enjoy more than when brilliant filmmakers take on pulpy unpretentious material. Without a doubt Martin Scorsese is one of the most cinematically literate and educated filmmakers working today. Throughout the nineties his work was incredibly important to me when I was young and developing my own personal knowledge of film.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 16:42
I love Terry Gilliam. I'll get that out in the open right away. I think he is one of the most iconoclastic, boundary pushing directors working today. He doesn't play by the same rules that govern most filmmakers. Not that he is unaware of those rules but rather he chooses to push them in new and often fascinating directions.
Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 16:36
In a rather auspicious and exciting decision, “Rich On Film” has decided to head up to the Sydney Film Festival this year. I am very excited to check this out as being a born and bred Melbournian I have a strong fondness for MIFF down here.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 12:04
I wanted to wait a little while before seeing Alice in Wonderland. I wanted to like it. I wanted to ignore all the bad press I had heard surrounding it. I wanted Tim Burton to make a great film again...
We can't always get what we want (insert your own Rolling Stones gag here).
Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 23:05
Why not begin this blog with an analysis of ‘Hudson Hawk’. I’ve always had an enormous soft spot for this film and every time I rewatch it I find I still enjoy it immensly. How can I rationalise my love for this universally panned film with my supposed knowledge of great cinema? Well, let’s try.
Monday, May 24, 2010 - 17:39
It's always fascinating watching an artist who has shown great worth in the past enter a downhill trajectory. We've seen it happen with George Lucas. It happened with the Coen Brothers only to have them come out the other side with career best work.