Entries by Daley James Francis from 10/2012

Overlooked: Judd Apatow's Funny People

| Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

There are two things that are strange about Judd Apatow's criminally underrated comedy-drama Funny People. One is that it was completely overlooked when it came to awards season in 2009. The second is that Adam Sandler instantly went back to making the kind of films his character George Simmons makes in the film.

Classic OST: Inception (2010)

| Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

A simple mathematical equation: Hans Zimmer + Christopher Nolan = Epic. Two legends of their fields at the absolute peak of their powers, when Zimmer and Nolan are working together you can guarantee the OST of the year.

Morrissey and Marr, The Severed Alliance: A Potentially Great Biopic?

| Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Johnny Rogan's 1992 biography of The Smiths' leading duo and subsequent fall out is a big seller and the definitive take on one of the 80's best loved and most missed bands, at least until Johnny Marr and/or Morrissey release definitive autobiographies. It also has the potential to make a great biopic.

Return To OZ: A Beloved Flop

| Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Return to Oz shares a lot in common with the original 1939 Wizard of Oz. Apart from obviously being adaptations from the works of L. Frank Baum, both films are very dark in tone, are terrifying, and both were financial failures upon their release that have become beloved with age.

Nearly 30 Years On, Local Hero Still Breaks My Heart

| Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

If there is one film that fills me with more emotions that I can neither understand or bear it is Bill Forsyth's 1983 Scottish comedy Local Hero. It is a film that makes you laugh yet has a melancholic tone that always seems one step away from breaking your heart. It was named #37 on the list of BFI Top 100 British Films by the British Film Institute.