Wednesday, 29 February 2012

You Should Be Watching: Party Down.

Party Down poster.

There are a lot of TV programmes that have been missed here in the UK and this new column aims to bring them to your attention. It’s a shame as it means we miss out on a lot because of it not being advertised, on an unwatched channel or not even on TV here at all. The latter is what happened to Party Down – it never made it to our TVs.

It was by pure chance that I found about Party Down through browsing Tumblr and seeing quotations or people bringing up how much they love it. It lead to a curiosity and something that had to be looked into and it is something that I far from regret. It has everything a comedy should: wit, lovable and unusual characters, storylines filled with misfortune, running jokes and an amazing yet underrated cast.

Then why didn’t it get a UK distributor?

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Sundance Festival 2012.

Sundance film festival 2012.

As the sun dances –ah, clichés – in Park City, Utah, the Sundance film festival rolls around again where films look for distributors and get them criticised by the critics of the world. Sundance has shown what have been known as classics. In fact, my Memento poster about a foot to my right reads “Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival” so it’s something to boast, to be used as an advertisement. It’s the largest film festival in the United States and it’s for international independent filmmakers in search for recognition, distribution and criticism. It has made the careers of famous directors who you can’t imagine the film world without like Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs), Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies and videotapes) and Kevin Smith (Clerks). Another interesting turn for the constantly growing Sundance is its first festival outside of the US which will be held in London in late April this year. Now it’s time to analyse the releases of this year’s Sundance.

Friday, 3 February 2012

The Alternative Must See Films of 2012.

Must See 2012 Films.

As you may have read previous articles reflecting on 2011, this article looks ahead instead of behind. It bypasses the blockbusters – the obvious choices; this focuses on films that seem promising but may have been ignored with a lot of the attention being on The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and so on. It focuses on the films that can have the depth that popular films like Paranormal Activity 4 will most certainly lack. People claim that films have lost a lot of quality in the years but those are the same people who are unwilling to change; everything has to evolve as it is the way. Some films may have become shallow, usually blockbusters are criticised for this, and with the Internet it’s easier to find the great films. This is the list of the must see films of 2012 that may have already been forgotten in the wake of the big blockbusters, these are the alternative films of 2012. However, with Shame, The Descendants, Goon and Coriolanus being already released there’s no need to go into detail about them.

To read the full article on the already forgotten must see films of 2012, click here.