Anthony Lawrie (SirPant)London
Anthony's Recent Reviews
About as balanced and fair an argument for atheism as I've seen on film. There is an argument for anti-capitalism also but less so I thought but it does however show the negative similarities that religion and politics share. It's very Fassbinder. I love the way he visualises the modern narrative though, himself in a leather jacket and sunglasses, smoking on a cigarette. It's an interesting piece looking back at the story of Hans Boehm in 1476 but it's also an interesting piece looking back at cinema in 1970 and then again, it's an interesting piece looking at 1970s contemporary cinema looking back at the 1400s. It's probably best you watch it for yourselves, I highly recommend!
Call it what you will, Zombi, Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters. I call it the latter personally, because as cheeky as Lucio Fulci was by proclaiming it as the sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, it really stands on it own two feet as a fantastic Zombie film. The opening scene of a crew-less ship sailing into New York harbour is unforgettable, need I mention the Zombie vs. Shark scene? Absolute brilliance.
Anthony's Favorite Movies
There is no doubt in my mind that this is the greatest film ever made. every time I watch it (and I've watched it quite a few times) I find something new, new meaning, new metaphors. Kubrick made very few films but with him the phrase 'Quality over quantity' rings very true. Brilliant.
Probably the most underrated, overlooked and misunderstood film of all time. Don't let the awful American poster put you off either, because this is without a doubt the most beautiful film made in the last 25 years. Its subject matter, pace and Dogma style puts many people off, and to be fair it not everybodies cup of tea, but give it a chance. The last scene, in my opinion, is the best ever in the history of Cinema, a bold statement I know by I stand by it! Brilliant!