All Is Madness And Entropy In High Rise – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, I’d been looking forward to a movie of J.G. Ballard’s High Rise for a long time. It had been passed from one filmmaker to another for decades, ever since it was first published in the 1970s. Finally, it’s been made by Ben Wheatley, the first director to adapt Ballard who’s actually British… Read more »

All Is Madness And Entropy In High Rise – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

To Watch Is To Be Hardcore Henry – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Hardcore Henry is a hoot. The first action movie shot entirely from the first person, it’s a cheap, crazy, throw-everything-and-the-kitchen-sink-at the-wall-along-with-bags-of-blood movie that’s out to be as fun as possible. You are Henry. You wake up to wake up to find your body rebuilt with nearly-indestructible cyborg parts and a woman claiming to be your… Read more »

To Watch Is To Be Hardcore Henry – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’s Generic Genre Thrills – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: Sword of Destiny is the sequel nobody asked for, a sequel that doesn’t need to exist, a sequel that’s come way too late for anyone to really care. Ang Lee, who poured his love of the Wuxia genre into every frame, adapting one book from the multiple-volume… Read more »

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’s Generic Genre Thrills – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Tumanbay: Exit Interview With The Director – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Tumanbay has its finale this week, ending on a cliffhanger in ways similar to how season one of Game of Thrones did. This is probably BBC Radio’s most ambitious historical radio drama series for years, and it’s apparent there will be a season two at some point down the line. Spies, assassins, plague, an invading… Read more »

Tumanbay: Exit Interview With The Director – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Tumanbay: Interview with The Commander – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Tumanbay, BBC Radio 4’s answer to Game of Thrones, has hit its ninth episode this week. War looms as an invasion of the empire is now unstoppable as the huge cast of characters go about their business, pursuing their agendas, with mystics, prophecies and betrayals abound. Alexander Siddig has played Dr. Julian Bashir on Star Trek:… Read more »

Tumanbay: Interview with The Commander – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Tumanbay: Interviews With The Women – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes… Tumanbay, BBC Radio 4’s epic 10-part historical thriller heads towards its final stretch with the 8th episode this week. Here we have mini-interviews with Olivia Popica, who plays Heaven, the daughter of a trader who has been taken hostage by the nameless Slave from a plague-ridden ship as he makes his way… Read more »

Tumanbay: Interviews With The Women – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

The Lady In The Car With Glasses And A Gun – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, Jean-Luc Godard used to say that all you needed to make a movie was a girl and a gun. Sooner or later, someone would take him up on that. Frankly, I’m surprised more people haven’t. One overlooked little French movie that opened the week that Star Wars did was this, The Lady… Read more »

The Lady In The Car With Glasses And A Gun – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

The Hateful 8 And The Shadow of Agatha Christie – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful 8 is Reservoir Dogs reconfigured as a dystopian 70s Western and filtered through Agatha Christie‘s And Then There Were None. It openly references the authentic snowbound setting of the Spaghetti Western The Great Silence, even including its downbeat and pessimistic tone.  It has Italian Horror-style levels of gore… Read more »

The Hateful 8 And The Shadow of Agatha Christie – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh

Radio Drama Director John Dryden On The BBC’s Epic Tumanbay – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, While radio and audio dramas are a lost art in the US slowly being rediscovered by certain pockets of the podcast world, the BBC and Europe never really stopped producing them for the radio for nearly 100 years now. John Dryden is the writer and producer of some of the most ambitious… Read more »

Radio Drama Director John Dryden On The BBC’s Epic Tumanbay – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Steig Larsson’s The Girl Who Came Back As Fan Fiction – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, The latest sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is out, and that’s the other major publishing event this season after Go Set A Watchman, and like the latter novel, it’s not a clear-cut good thing as the publishers would like you to believe. In The Girl in the Spider’s Web,… Read more »

Steig Larsson’s The Girl Who Came Back As Fan Fiction – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh