PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

“You’re a comical little geezer. You’ll look funny when you’re fifty.”

T.M.I. blog oldness from April 2008. Apologies for any dead links.

Cinematic perfection. Why don’t studios like Warner still take risks like Performance? Real villains, bohemian antics, great looking marketing materials and a two year studio shelving. Last Poets on the soundtrack and plenty of experimentation sans the usual pitfall of showy onetime commercial and promo clip helmers’ lack of substance.

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THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH…

More T.M.I. blog oldness circa. April 2008.

In the UK we really need to stop deifying mediocrity. Mediocre isn’t the word – ‘shit’ might be more ample. Zoo shifts copies, Danny Dyer is better known than Paddy Considine. Kasabian bandmembers get laid. British heavyweights are…British heavyweights. Pass me the Wilkinson Sword blades. Life isn’t fair – and of all sports, boxing really isn’t fair.

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WE’VE GOT GRIM LOCKED DOWN

Ancient blog post from the old T.M.I. dating back to March 2008.
Word to Percy Carey – he’s got an appropriately gruelling story to tell, but when we’re not lapsing into high gloss nostalgia, nobody does bleakness like the Brits. It’s something to be proud of. Onscreen, the Canadians can bring it, as can the Aussies and Russians, but we’ve got it down to a fine art. And in the case of ‘Apaches’ and ‘Threads’ there’s a gloom that never seems to subside…
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