Through the Camera’s Eye – From ‘Fargo’ to ‘The Revenant’: A Celebration of Cinematographers

Through the Camera’s Eye – From ‘Fargo’ to ‘The Revenant’: A Celebration of Cinematographers

Do you choose your clothes by how they look or who designed them? Now think about films. You probably choose to watch a film based upon who directed it or who stars in it, but have you ever considered who's responsible for how these film look? Who takes care of the majestic images before you? While the film director will describe the desired feel and look of his/her film, it's the cinematographer who actually creates the images that lock into your memory. The current exhibition on acclaimed director of photography Robby Müller at EYE film museum in Amsterdam provides insight in the importance of the cinematographer.

Exhibition: ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ at Somerset House – Tribute to a Master or Failed Project?

Exhibition: ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ at Somerset House – Tribute to a Master or Failed Project?

The brilliant film director Stanley Kubrick has inspired many artists for decades now, even well after his death. To celebrate this icon, James Lavelle has curated the exhibition 'Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick' that displays works of 45 artists, from film makers to street artists and a taxidermist, who have all been inspired by the maestro himself. The exhibition is on till 24 August 2016 at Somerset House.

Exhibition: Michelangelo Antonioni – Il Maestro del Cinema Moderno

Exhibition: Michelangelo Antonioni – Il Maestro del Cinema Moderno

Last week I was briefly Dutch Girl in the Netherlands (not that an exciting name, I know). Before I jetted off back to the UK again, I made a stopover at EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam. I'm such a fan of this museum: the building itself looks like an alien spaceship freshly landed from an extrasolar [...]

Interview with Kenton Hall, Director of British Indie Film “A Dozen Summers”

Interview with Kenton Hall, Director of British Indie Film “A Dozen Summers”

This summer Kenton Hall's debut feature film 'A Dozen Summers' opens in UK cinemas. It's a touching and witty coming-of-age film about 12-year old twin sisters Daisy and Maisie, but it's quite unlike your ordinary children's film. Here's my review of the film and interview with the director.

Film Review: What We Do in the Shadows

Film Review: What We Do in the Shadows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvoouVTNk7Y Plot Meet Viago, Deacon, Vladislav and Petyr, four flatmates in Wellington, New Zealand. The mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows shows their daily mundane struggles such as paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, getting into vampire-friendly nightclubs and not to drink the blood of their flatmates’ human friends. Synopsis The opening credits [...]

Interview with Writer and Film Critic Kim Newman

Interview with Writer and Film Critic Kim Newman

With Halloween around the corner, what could be more fitting than an interview with Kim Newman, an expert on fantasy and horror cinema? Being an acclaimed film critic, writer and broadcaster, Kim writes for magazines such as Empire and Sight & Sound, published a series of novels for which he's been awarded several literary prizes and has written non-fiction books on [...]

Interview: Brian Johnson – Hollywood SFX Legend

Interview: Brian Johnson – Hollywood SFX Legend

Having been able to interview a Hollywood legend and Oscar winner must have been the highlight of my blogging career. It was my honour to speak to special effects maestro Brian Johnson. While it was never Brian’s intention to work in the film industry, he worked on some of the most significant science fiction films [...]

Exhibition: Filmmaker and Photographer Chris Marker

Exhibition: Filmmaker and Photographer Chris Marker

Categorising Chris Marker (1921 - 2012) as a filmmaker and photographer doesn't do this multifaceted artist any justice. He was also a writer, editor, poet, cartoonist, activist and multimedia artist, but most of all a visionary. Perhaps you won't know his name or his works (like I didn't initially), but no doubt you are more than [...]

Street Artists Unveiled #3 Interview with Animator and Street Artist Dr Cream

Street Artists Unveiled #3 Interview with Animator and Street Artist Dr Cream

Early this year I discovered playful stencils of jesters in the streets of Shoreditch. No-one seemed to know who the artist was so I decided to post photos on Flickr and named the album ‘Who’s the new joker in town?’. Shortly after this, fellow Dutchie living in London Claude Crommelin, respected photographer and author of [...]

Interview: Genesis Cinema Owner Tyrone Walker-Hebborn #2

Interview: Genesis Cinema Owner Tyrone Walker-Hebborn #2

In May 1999 Tyrone Walker-Hebborn opened a five screen cinema in the East End of London using a former derelict cinema, built on a site with a long history of entertainment in the East End. Having worked in the family business of roof working, he had no previous experience in the cinema industry, but he did have [...]