Nominated for Best Animated Short at the 90th Academy Awards, ‘Garden Party’ is a 7-minute French feature about frogs living in an abandoned mansion. I’m a sucker for a light-hearted film with a super dark twist, so I absolutely loved this.
As a viewer of mainly mainstream western media, I found this film utterly bizarre and yet deviously fascinating. Its dark tone, cyclical plot and juxtaposing edits make it a difficult task to decipher, leading to a fantastic sense mystery. I feel that to try and judge an experimental film, or even attempt to understand it, … Continue reading Deciphering the Un-Decipherable (Meshes of The Afternoon analysis)
Remix’s are a huge part of the media today, in music, film and publishing. As proven by Kirby Ferguson, ‘Everything is a Remix’, remix culture is common practice in society. Pastiche and Parody’s show no sign of going out of fashion, with filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino championing them in their work. It … Continue reading Remix Culture and the implications of Copyright Law
My favourite Christopher Nolan film is 'Memento'. 'Memento' was Nolan’s first major film, and had a budget of $9 million (a tiny budget by modern Nolan standards). However, what it lacks in massive eye-catching action, it more than makes up for with an utterly original story, and a fascinating way of telling it. 'Memento' tells … Continue reading Running Out of Time: Non-Linear Narratives in Film