He’s on the placemats at the BFI cafe on Southbank.
In what other ways, beyond breaking the fourth wall, could TV do something different? Or is stuff like this simply too arty for mainstream TV audiences? Why isn’t there room, on a hundred-plus channels, for something more arty?
I want to know what you think makes a movie great, and how your personal greatest film impacted your determination of what makes for great cinema in general.
A taste of what you can find through the BFI’s new Screen Archive UK, a sort of search engine for discovering Britain’s cinematic heritage…
This will be my first LFF, and as the natives say here, I’m chuffed.
The male dominance of filmmaking sometimes smacks at you from a direction you weren’t expecting.
I think it’s certainly true that a great film can also be a commercial film. I’m just not sure that that’s always the case. What do you think?
I’ve just come from enduring some truly cold and deeply unmoving CGI FX in The Last Airbender. Sterile, inorganic, lifeless… I haven’t seen anything so lackluster since Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. And Jonah Hex. And Clash of the Titans. And Alice in Wonderland. And — oh yeah — last night, when I … more…
More old, old stuff from the archives of the British Film Institute: Neat-o.