The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke – directed by Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva – 2011 – Raindance Film Festival – London

This was a fantastic short film I saw at Raindance Film Festival. The film is completely surreal and very comic, the design of the film is also wonderfully inventive. The film is made entirely of sets and much of the film is made of crude cardboard cut outs that are painted quite childishly. They also … Continue reading

The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito) – Directed by Pedro Almodóvar – 2011

  The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito) is a 2011 film by the spanish master Pedro Almodóvar. The film tells the bizarre story of a man who creates a woman from a man he believes raped his psychologically damaged daughter who then killed herself. The man is also a brilliant scientist who through … Continue reading

Punch Drunk Love – Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson – 2002

I recently rewatched Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2002 film Punch Drunk Love. This is a beautiful film which is excellently crafted and an interesting story. Visually the film is stunning with a huge attention to detail particularly in the colour of the piece. The lead character Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) wears a blue suit throughout the film … Continue reading

Me @ the Zoo – Directed Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch – Raindance Film Festival – September 2012

Me @ the Zoo is a documentary which I got the opportunity to see at Raindance Film Festival when I was there representing Henry Coombes’ short film I am the Architect which was screening in the shorts sections of the film after my distribution for the project. The film is about Chris Crocker a transvestite teenager who … Continue reading

Grayson Perry – The Vanity of Small Differences – Victoria Miro Gallery – London – 8th August 2012

Grayson Perry recently made a Channel 4 documentary series titles In the Best Possible Taste. This series explored the British class obsession and was divided into three parts, the working class, the middle class and the upper class. For each class Perry went to stay with people and explored the fashion and design decisions that seemed … Continue reading