Tag Archives: adaptation

Scarlett Johansson Joins Ghost in the Shell

Johansson takes on another action role with adaptation of anime classic Ghost in the Shell… The internet has exploded this evening with the news that Johansson has been cast in this latest role. Some fans took to twitter to rage against the casting choice; to them the choice is obvious, unimaginative and more worryingly that […]

The Great Gatsby – Review (Spoiler Free)

The strong visuals deliver as promised in Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’, there’s always something to look at, sometimes there’s almost too much, and it amply conveys the decadence of the time period in which the events of the film are set. There was always the worry that this element would overtake the film; that it […]

Adaptation – Review (Spoiler Free)

Adaptation is a film about itself. After having written the highly successful Being John Malkovich, Charlie Kaufman is attempting to stretch himself artistically – not wanting to purely write weird oddball scripts, he takes up the challenge of adapting Susan Orlean’s best-selling book ‘The Orchid Thief’. He fails. Instead he writes a film about him […]

Anna Karenina – Review (Spoiler Free)

Anna Karenina’s pleasing to the eye, but once you engage the mind and heart it falls irredeemably flat. Heavily stylised dance sequences, glittering visuals and visible costume and set changes take place almost entirely within the confines of an old theatre. The action plays out across this stage and whilst being attention grabbing and fleetingly […]

The Top Ten Films for the Rest of 2012 (Entries 10-6)

Already past 2012’s halfway point, I’ve taken a look at the upcoming and currently showing films for the year, and ranked them in order of my interest and anticipation. There were a lot of candidates for the top ten but work through them I did, and in the process confirmed what I have long suspected; […]