Movie Diary 15/12/14

Movie Diary 15/12/14

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) – The movie opens in the ape colony, and depicts the apes in their language, on their terms: it seems almost like a work of anthropology. Their vocabulary of signs and grunts and gestures (and the occasional English word, for...
Movie Diary 15/11/14

Movie Diary 15/11/14

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) – There’s something self-serving and a little sour in the way Terry Gilliam conceives of himself here as a Prospero whose magic is wasted on an unappreciative public, but the anachronistic theatre he creates is so...