A small selection of my translations from the 'Instructions Manuel' section of Cronopios and Famas by the Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed translating them.
I have just seen the new Pixar movie, Onward, last night and I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. While the film is still very fresh in my memory I’d like to point out a few of my first impressions that make the film the exhilarating and emotionally profound experience that it is.
I recommend you read this at night, with a torchlight, half-hidden behind the covers. This is a real ghost tale which will send shivers down anyone's spine. Read if you dare...
What I want to do today is look at the film from the perspective of its most captivating character – the camera! - and show that everything we need to know about conflict and theme in Hitchcock’s masterpiece is told before anyone speaks.
Come on Pixar! You can do better than this. If you went to see The Good Dinosaur at the cinema, my apologies will be cold comfort. Read this article if you want to know where it all went wrong.
In this article I single out and examine from the TV series Breaking Bad certain colourful moments which are masterful examples of Pure Cinema. Read on to find out more.
Tarantino's Django Unchained falls short of being as epic as it could have been because of a combination of two things: bad structure and sexism. Read this article to learn more about Tarantino's forgotten female character, Broomhilda, and an alternative ending.