After a couple of weeks off (you can’t get the writers these days), we’re back at Vue for the ongoing Back in Vue cult film series. Carlotta has ventured all the way back to the sixties for her very first taste of Arthur Penn’s iconic Bonnie and Clyde – and she loved it.
The release of Gangster Squad has got us reminiscing about our favourite screen mobsters, and we thought it was about time someone lent a voice to the most unsung criminal masterminds in film. But don’t go looking for Goodfellas and Godfathers – we’ve excluded Scorsese, because his characters are a whole top 10 on their own. NO MORE shall these forgotten bandits be ignored. Who’s the most ruthless, the most unsung gangster of them all? (Some of these are cartoons, by the way. What does that tell you about your childhood?)
If you don’t already have a drink in your hand you fail at life, there’s never an excuse to be sober on a Friday and we’ve devised this drinking game so you never need one. In honour of last week’s release of Walter Salles’ On The Road we bring you the best drinking game based on Road Trips you’re likely to find this side of happy hour. Put your foot down and chug it!
We love films. Well, we love most of them. Some of them are only OK, and some of them we’d like to get our greasy paws on and re-cast and re-direct all together. Here are five of them, because ten would have gotten me over-excited and I’d never be able to settle for my nap otherwise.
This is Clydin’ us crazy.
Veteran film-maker Jean-Luc Godard recently lamented the state of modern cinema whilst promoting his new film Film Socialisme. I take a look at his comments within the context of some of the independent cinema flourishing today and ask whether film is indeed over, and what to make of the term “auteur” in the current cinematic climate.
Director Arthur Penn, the man behind Bonnie and Clyde, has died in New York, hours after reaching his 88th birthday. It is the latest news in what has already been a sad week for film, which has also seen the death of Quentin Tarantino’s long-time editor, Sally Menke.