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)
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