Author Archives: Rob Ager

Inside Job – excellent documentary about Wall St corruption

Top marks to Charles H. Ferguson for producing this film and Matt Damon for narrating and bringing star attention to a project that may have been otherwise ignored. Inside Job isn’t the whole story of finance capitalism (worthless speculation and … Continue reading

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Rango – another “children’s” film that outshines the adult competition

The revolution in animated films continues with Rango, an animated western featuring a cast of desert animals. If it wasn’t for the different production companies, writers and directors associated to the spate of brilliant new animated features it would be … Continue reading

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Despicable Me – Kids films continue to outsmart adult films.

Children’s animation films draw me to the cinema more often than live action films these days, not for eye candy, but because they’re frequently better scripted, more multi-layered and more intelligent. In the past two years many of my favourite … Continue reading

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Bruce Willis sci-fi film Surrogates – defintely worth watching

I watched Surrogates at the cinema when it was released. Not a perfect film – a little too Hollywood in delivery for my tastes, but it’s packed with excellent ideas relevant to our internet dominated times. For some reason the … Continue reading

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David Lynch Mulholland Drive interview for NYrock – he doesn’t give much away.

This is an amusing interview. David gives consistently vague answers to the point where we could probably reduce the whole interview to a simple statement of “I refuse to tell you what Mulholland Drive is about.” Lynch responds to a … Continue reading

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The Coen Brothers’ True Grit

Times have changed for the Coen’s. The days of them producing one classic film after another with original storylines of their own appear to have vanished. The Man Who Wasn’t There was the last Coen original storyline that really worked, … Continue reading

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David Lynch’s Lost Highway … underrated, brilliant

Last night I watched this film for the first time. Previously I’d ignored it after hearing a lot of negative comments and negative reviews, but it’s brilliant. It’s very slow to start off, but builds up layers upon layers of … Continue reading

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