Tag Archive: cinema

On the First Day of Christmas…

On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a cosy night with the family… I adore Christmas. Plain and simple. Through the years since childhood it’s symbolic and historic reasoning… Continue reading

Lessons from Jerry Torre

Since writing my final year thesis on the art of the documentary form and analysing the epitome of a documentary film, “Grey Gardens“, I have become more obsessed with the myth and the… Continue reading

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Looking down at my ticket I see I’m in Screen 1, Row E, Seat 8. This is where I’m going to be living for the next nine hours as I enter The Belmont… Continue reading

It’s an Artistic Smash!

“The Artist” is an artistic smash! It is somewhat laughable how a silent black and white film made in the 21st century and released in the year 2012 makes you, as an audience… Continue reading

Fleas on the Wall…

Below is an extract from my thesis on the documentary form, focusing on the film “Grey Gardens”. Grey Gardens The production of this film began life as a “cinematic family album” (Vogels, 2007,… Continue reading

The Belmont Picturehouse Presents… The Dark Knight Trilogy

~COMING SOON~ The Dark Knight Trilogy Sunday March 31st, 1pm. Adults – £16 Concessions – £14 Members – £13 Batman Cosplay Competition, Prizes, Quiz & More…

“It’s Probing Time”

“Paul” Released: 14th February 2011 Running Time: 104 minutes Director: Greg Mottola Writers: Nick Frost and Simon Pegg Born from a few ideas that were scribbled during the filming of “Shaun of the… Continue reading

Waiter, will you serve the nuts?

“To What Extent do the “Thin Man” Series of Films Parody the Film Noir Style of Crime Dramas of their Time?” When one tries to picture Film Noir, one of the first images that… Continue reading

Madeline Kahn, Remembered

One of the greatest actresses in the world died in 1999. She passed away very unceremoniously, very peacefully, and without any of the operatic dramatics that so surround her film career. She exuded… Continue reading

The One M… Mamie Van Doren

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mamie Van Doren Believe it or not ladies and gentlemen, the woman in this picture is 81 years young. Yes, that’s right, we have discovered the owner of the only… Continue reading