Brokeback Mountain

April 3, 2006

Now that the hype surrounding Brokeback Mountain (2005) has started to die down, one can get past all of the superlatives heralding Ang Lee’s film as a classic and all of the jokey puns on the film’s title and concentrate on what makes it really work:... 


February 20, 2006

Films about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue to be hard sell with American audiences. Perhaps it is because we are still living through them, still experiencing loved ones coming home from the Middle East maimed, scarred or dead. Nobody wants... 


July 10, 2003

Go back to your childhood as you sit cross legged in front of the TV on a school day afternoon and watch the continuing adventures of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and of course Scooby-Doo. Irony has become very much a theme in Hollywood in recent years...