Eyes Wide Shut

28th December 2015 @matcoop 0

Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut was released in 1999. At the time it was released I had just won a major screenwriting competition and was […]

Hear My Song

12th December 2015 @matcoop 0

Whimsy? I can’t write about whimsy without mentioning Hear My Song. I was lucky enough to meet director Peter Chelsom and talk to him about […]

Local Hero

12th December 2015 @matcoop 0

The next two blogposts are about a uniquely British trait: whimsy. Local Hero directed by Bill Forsyth is one of the greatest British films of […]

Rawhead Rex

4th December 2015 @matcoop 0

What’s so good about a film which is pretty badly written, badly acted, stolidly directed and without any real redeeming features? Not a lot really, […]

State of Grace

4th December 2015 @matcoop 0

Phil Joanu’s State of Grace was released at the same time as Goodfellas. Goodfellas is about the mafia (mainly Italian descent gangsters). State of Grace […]


3rd December 2015 @matcoop 0

Dagon by Stuart Gordon is an odd one. It’s based on the HP Lovecraft short story A Shadow over Innsmouth (which is a personal obsession […]

The Homesman

3rd December 2015 @matcoop 0

Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman is the newest film I’ve blogged about so far. I caught this little gem on Amazon Prime and watched it […]