Joker: Beyond Good and Evil

I must begin with a confession; like most ~cinephiles~ I tend to turn my nose up at superhero films (hi, Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola!). In a sense, it’s an occupational hazard, which equally shouldn’t really be an excuse. Yet, superhero films in their essence are a source of very accessible, populist entertainment, and that … Continue reading Joker: Beyond Good and Evil

“Money makes the world go ’round… the world go ’round…the world go ’round”: or Exchange in Good Morning

The slice of life that Yasujirô Ozu’s Good Morningpresents to us is as homely and delightful as a freshly baked pie. Through a series of vignette-like neighbourly interactions and daily occurrences runs an ephemeral plot line centring on two brothers going on a silence strike until they are granted their faithful wish: a TV. The brothers, … Continue reading “Money makes the world go ’round… the world go ’round…the world go ’round”: or Exchange in Good Morning