All Grown Up – Minority Report reviewed

Wednesday, August 14, 2002 ‘What happened to our sense of wonder?’ mumbles Van Morrison in his song ‘On Hyndford Street’, and Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report answers that question with a degree of pain and pessimism we’ve not seen from him before.  Spielberg was famously the Peter Pan of Hollywood, his films warmed by the sense […]

Black Hawk Down – TGF

Tuesday, January 22, 2002 There was a moment in the middle of Black Hawk Down when it dawned on me what I was watching – it was a TGF. Those of you unfamiliar with US military slang will have to take my word for this, but it wasn’t that Friday feeling I was getting as […]

After the Film

Friday, October 26, 2001 You walk out of the cinema and everything is changed. You entered the big boxy building in the light of an ordinary afternoon. But now it’s dark, and the city feels a little different. You wonder if what you’re seeing is actually there. Everything seems kind of real, but then you’ve […]