Stepping up to make the first film in Lars Von Trier's proposed Advanced Party trilogy, Andrea Arnold delivered a powerhouse of a debut feature film in Red Road, one which the Von had to admit in his gruff monotone, "...had massive balls". Though the other films (all to be set in Scotland, feature the same cast and to be written and directed by first time directors) are yet to be...
The words "Understated" and "Quentin Tarantino" go together like peas and ice cream. The worlds most confident director and self confessed blabber mouth has hardly been quiet about his slow cooking project and I'm sure everyone already knows that his Basterds have been waiting in the wings for their que for more than 10 years.
So now that they're here, is this Tarantino's much whispered about "return to form"?
Well.. if, like...
Neil was born in the UK but weaned on cinema in the world's most isolated capital city (Perth, Australia). He moved to london in 2001 where he works as a film editor and writer. He has travelled widely and is passionate about cinema and music and can often be found waiting on line in the Brixton Sainbury's. This column is a little celluloid-like piece of him.