Category Archive: Film Analysis

Apr 12

Top 5 Casino Scenes in Movies

There are many reasons why casino scenes feature in so many movies. They can say a great many things, such as the promise of untold riches, the agony of broken dreams, the thrill of the chase, and the patina of fading glamour; in fact they can say it all with just one whisper. …

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Dec 07

The Commercial Look – Part 2

In part 1, we took a look at some ‘different’ television commercials that shrugged aside the usual boundaries limiting creativity in regular advertising. In part 2, we’ll continue to look at some outstanding adverts and analyse these from both an artistic and commercial view.

TV or Internet?

Essentially, the adverts that go out of their …

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Nov 29

The Commercial Look – Part 1

When we talk of producing, directing, casting and cutting, our minds immediately think of movies, TV programmes or even music videos. In terms of creativity, the last place we would seem to look is at the thousands of television commercials that swamp our screens on a daily basis. Is this an oversight? Can there really …

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Sep 14

Top 5: What do I look for in a good film?

Bruce Willis - Proper Action

Whether it is a homemade short, amateur animation or box office smash, I reveal to you the top 5 qualities that I look for in every film.

1. A meaningful storyline

A film without one of these is like a cheese sandwich without any cheese. Even if the acting and entertainment is filling, there is still …

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Aug 03

Same Difference

We all love romance; it’s genre that is loved by all cultures, genders and backgrounds. We are all “suckers” for a good love story. Many a big production company use that thirst for love, that thirst for escapism into the world of lovers, but there’s only so many stories you can tell. Movie companies have …

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Mar 04

While we’re on the subject…. is Midnight In Paris any good?

Owen Wilson with Corey Stoll as Hemingway and Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein

I know the past week has somehow become Woody Allen week, but I finally managed to catch his recent Oscar-winning film Midnight In Paris and I thought I’d give a little review of it in the midsts of LMS’ celebration of the septuagenarian director.

Midnight In Paris won Allen his third Best Screenplay (the most of …

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Feb 24

Some Great Movies In Real-Time

I recently went to see Polanski’s latest film Carnage, in which two couples meet to discuss one of their children hitting the other one in the face. In an hour and a half of virtually no cuts, the movie grows from a nervous exchange of pleasantries into a full on battle of words, with the …

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Nov 10

Short Film Review – Solar

Solar is a tale of the sun, moon and two characters who inhabit a world that relies on day and night perhaps more than it would seem.

Released back in 2007, this animated short enjoyed a great deal of success and scooped many awards, including the Best Animated Film at the Royal Television Society …

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Oct 27

Short Film Review – BOB

Bob tells the story of a little hamster that tries to follow his true love around the globe. Can he catch up?

BOB from Jacob Frey on Vimeo.

The title suggests nothing spectacular, but the animation that follows exceeds all initial expectations.

The project, led by Harry Fast and Jacob Frey, …

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Oct 13

In the Money – The Biggest at the Box Office

Making movies is a massive industry. A reasonably successful movie can easily make more money than your entire family would spend over several generations. But what about those at the very top? What about those that are remembered for being the most successful movies at the box office? What is it that makes them so …

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