As a script writer for hire and UK script consultant I caught up with Michael Winterbottom’s ‘Greed’ this week. A kind of comedy biography of a UK retail tycoon, not unlike Arcadia Group’s disgraced (but still stomping around) ‘Sir’ Phillip Green (last time I call him ‘Sir’ here).
As a a script writer for hire and UK script consultant I’m a massive Diane Lane fan boy, and this weekend I dug out Untraceable from 2008, a ‘Silence of The Lambs’ style serial killer film, with an internet slant.
As a a script writer for hire and UK script consultant I really enjoyed The Vast of Night (2019), an odd, old fashioned treat of a sci-fi film. Despite enjoying it a lot, it did get on my nerves from time to time (especially early on), and I’m not sure it’s for everyone.
At the start of this blogpost I have to point out that The Wizard of Lies (2017) is a HBO TV Movie, that is, a TV movie, premiering on the small screen and starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer and directed by Barry Levinson.
As a busy UK script consultant I still make time to watch as many new films as possible (even if, for the most part, I prefer older films). At the moment you can’t get much newer than Extraction (2020) a new film from director and stunt co-ordinator Sam Hargrave.
As the hardest working UK script consultant in the business, I’ve been around long enough to remember the big fight at Cannes 89, when Spike Lee’s festival favourite Do The Right Thing was snubbed by the Jury.
As the busiest UK script consultant and script writer for hire in the business, I’m a big fan of Jim Jarmusch. I think ‘Mystery Train’ is one of my favourite films. ‘Night on Earth’ is fabulous too. Wonderful cinema.
As the busiest UK script consultant and script writer for hire in the business I’m a big fan of director Jonathon Glazer. ‘Sexy Beast’ is a great fun movie, and ‘Under the Skin’ is a masterpiece I think. Birth (2004) falls somewhere in between and maybe down the cracks as well.
I’ve been glued to Netflix in the past few weeks, watching as many originals as I could. As well as Triple Frontier which I blogged about today also (see previous post) I also watched The Red Sea Diving Resort as well, another film (and Netflix original), which tries hard and just falls short.