Franz Kafka’s crucial novel on the nightmarish power and impenetrability of the law realises the early twentieth century as a paranoid dystopia, rife with oppression and manipulation. Recreating these deep shadows with his customary panache, Orson Welles takes a fitting leap from the oppressive gloom of Touch of Evil and Citizen Kane to forge a stylised reality in an undeniably expressionist fashion. Forming the text into an artistic feast, the evident authorial stamp imprinted upon The Trial saw it becoming Welles’ favourite film. Visually, it might just well be.
New concept art for Disney's new princess movie, Frozen, have appeared online and have given us a sneak peek at what to expect from the new film.
Despite the recent news that Jim Carrey had pulled out of the long in gestation sequel to hit Farrelly Brothers comedy Dumb & Dumber, it seems that there is hope for the film after all. Carrey’s co-star Jeff Daniels told Crave Online that there are still plans for the film to go ahead.
The hand-held camera film, posing as an authentic representation of real-life events, has become increasingly familiar. Popularised by The Blair Witch Project, recent successful examples have included Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity. However, this approach lost its freshness some years ago and it always needed to be in service of a solid story and cast to be entertaining. The Dinosaur Project relies on this technique but doesn’t have much else to ensure that it either memorable or impressive.