Sunday 26 June 2011

It's All Gone a Bit Gondry

Following on from his previous installments that looked at the work of directors such as Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, David Fincher and Danny Boyle, YouTube editor supremo keesvdijkhuizen has now created this ode to one of my favourite directors, Michel Gondry.

Tuesday 21 June 2011

As A Great Man Once Said...

Well, that tagline might not be completely accurate, but any excuse to mention Ferris Bueller, I suppose. Slacker Cinema is going to be going through a bit of a transitional phase over the next month or so, what with me moving cities and starting a new job (I know, can you believe no one pays me to do this yet?), so the time in which I get to write about stuff is probably going to drop off quite a bit. At least for a while anyway.

I'll not be completely away from my computer and/or twitter, so hopefully you'll still see some posts popping up now and then, as long I can think of things to write about in a shorter amount of time! Basically what I'm saying is, bear with me for a while and I'll be back, bigger and better than before.

In the mean time, why not have a root around my back catalogue of witty observations and lengthy film reviews, the most popular of which can currently be found at the bottom of this page? Go on, it'll put a smile on your face and mine, I promise.

Prepare Yourselves For The Best Knock Knock Joke I Could Think Of Off The Top Of My Head

Knock, knock.

Who's there?


Orange who?

Orange you getting a bit sick of those annoying cinema ads yet?

Actually, the latest one is at least mildly amusing and might not make me want to scratch my eyes out until at least after the tenth viewing. By my estimation I had to watch the Rio one about thirty times in total, and that one started to grate on me as soon as they turned the stupid Pigeon orange. Whether this latest ad will make audiences want to go and watch Potiche, I doubt it, but kudos to Orange for choosing to promote a smaller film and not just backing the next big blockbuster which doesn't need the added exposure and isn't out for months anyway. I expect they'll do that next time instead.

Friday 17 June 2011

Alvin & the Chipmunks - Making the most out of the same slightly altered character images since 2007

How Alvin can all of a sudden get his bulbous undercarriage into shorts, I'll never know.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Full Metal Jacket

I've just written an article for Hope Lies about Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, as part of a larger cross blog project with many contributors assessing the work of the great director. I recommend you head over there now to check my article out as well as the others, and please leave any comments you have too.

Click on the following image to go there now.

Monday 13 June 2011

Sheffield Doc/Fest - The Wrap Up

The 18th Sheffield International Documentary Festival came to a close on Sunday with a number of award announcements for a few lucky winners. Read on to see what I thought of the final day's screenings, plus a round up of the festival as a whole.

Sunday 12 June 2011

Sheffield Doc/Fest Day Four

My last full day at the festival was a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, and that was just the weather. Read on to see what I thought of Life in Movement, the outdoor screening of Albert Maysles' Grey Gardens and the 'Secret Screening' that closed the day.

Saturday 11 June 2011

Sheffield Doc/Fest Day Three

Now at the halfway point of the festival, read on to see what I thought of James Marsh's newest documentary Project Nim, Michael Rapaport's tribute to A Tribe Called Quest, Vivienne Westwood's not so dirty laundry and Ozwald Boateng's impeccable suit.

Friday 10 June 2011

Sheffield Doc/Fest Day Two

Read on to find out what I thought of what day two of the Sheffield Documentary Festival had to offer, including a number of European premieres such as Shut Up Little Man! and Bombay Beach.

Thursday 9 June 2011

Sheffield Doc/Fest Day One

As I'm sure you're aware, the Sheffield Documentary Festival (Doc/Fest) is now underway. Here's my thoughts of what the first day had to offer, including the premiere of Morgan Spurlock's newest documentary POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.

Monday 6 June 2011

Doc/Fest 2011 preview

This coming Wednesday the Sheffield Documentary Festival kicks off again for this, its 18th year, and for the first time I'll be in attendance covering as many films as I can possibly manage. Running from the 8th - 12th June, the festival has undergone a bit of a change this year, moving from the Autumn up to the Summer to get a head start on a lot of the other festivals. Has the move paid off? Well, they've certainly arranged a line up of some great looking films which should get a lot of interest.

Saturday 4 June 2011


The latest After Dark Original sees two evil twins tormenting their classmates. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Thursday 2 June 2011

So Where's The Dragon Tattoo?

As well as the official release of the first teaser trailer for David Fincher's upcoming remake of the Swedish behemoth The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, we now also have the first poster for what the marketing bods are calling, "The Feel Bad Film Of Christmas".