Some of my favorite films take full advantage of the medium. When I think of someone who really understood film as a medium I think of Godard, Wright would be a similar runner up. When it comes to comedy, Wright applies his vast knowledge of cinema and the strength of visual cues to induce comedy. There’s not much I can say that Tony didn’t cover about Edgar Wright’s use of visual comedy and when done right, can make any mundane scene a laugh.
This Week Blaise and James review Ti West’s “The Sacrament”. We also take a look at the trailer for “VHS: Viral” and discuss “Memories of Murder” for our Bong Joon-ho Cinema series. James gets a chance to talk to Simon Cox about his film Kaleidoscope Man.
Focusing more on shorts, this is one of my favorites, I’m sure you’ve seen the expanded feature version as District 9, the film that sky rocketed Neill Blomkamp into mainstream success. I think one of my favorite things about Alive in Joburg is its approach of being a dramatic documentary.
This Week Blaise and James review “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa”. We also take a look at the trailer for Richard Ayoade’s “The Double” and take a look back at our Wong Kar Wai director’s cinema series that was comprised of Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, In The Mood For Love and Days of being wild. James gets a chance to talk to Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers about their first feature film “Fort Tilden” which will premiere at SXSW 2014.