Behind the Candelabra

If, as the man himself has declared is the case, Steven Soderbergh retires from feature film making, Behind the Candelabra is certainly a fitting farewell. Soderbergh’s frustration with the industry is well documented and this film epitomises the struggles that filmmakers such as Soderbergh face in trying to bring their vision to the screen. Whilst […]

Only God Forgives

Given the amount of press that has been generated about how Only God Forgives has been received at various film festivals around the world, it is difficult to see what the fuss is about. Reportedly booed by audience members in Cannes before taking out the top gong at the Sydney Film Festival, I’m not sure […]

Pacific Rim

Mexican-born Director Guillermo del Toro grew up watching Japanese monster movies in his home country and his love of these films is very much evident in his latest cinematic offering, the special effects spectacular that is Pacific Rim. After making his Hollywood debut in 1997 with science-fiction creature feature Mimic, del Toro followed up with […]

The Lone Ranger

I was astounded by the new filmic version of The Lone Ranger. Astounded that Director Gore Verbinski and Disney Studios could do such a terrible job bringing this character to the big screen that is. How this ultimately developed into such an overblown mess is anybody’s guess, but very little about this film reflects the […]

Help Beyond Blue

Mr C is taking part in the Bridge to Brisbane 10 kilometre fun run in Brisbane on September 1. I am also hoping to raise some money for Beyond Blue: The National Depression Initiative along the way to help them in their continued efforts to raise awareness and assist people suffering from depression and anxiety. […]

Much Ado About Nothing

A great many people regard Joss Whedon a genius and it is not hard to understand why this writer/director/producer has acquired a cult following. Yes, for the most part the stuff Whedon creates is different, but it is also very, very good. Whether it is for television or cinema screens, Whedon delivers consistently, even if […]

Recommended Reads

Just because I can, I thought I would list my top ten favourite books. They are not in any particular order and such lists are always subject to change as new gems are discovered and devoured. Whilst individual taste and preferences for particular styles will always be an influence whenever somebody puts together a list […]