*Review may contain spoilers. Hitchcock returns to UK cinemas with arguably his most entertaining film, North by Northwest. BFI re-release the classic romantic thriller UK-wide on the 20th October. Combining an exhilarating femme fatale, Eva Marie Saint, a “big girl in all the right places”, according to a heroic and lovable advertising executive who takes […]
I was reading articles late last night on my iPhone 6 plus when I got tired of news journalism and switched to finger sketching. I needed a rapid release of creative energy. These are the results.
I was playing with my Apple notes late one night when I discovered the drawing feature. I thought it silly at first. I drew shapes with my middle finger using the red felt-tip feature – very childish behaviour. But then I noticed the pen and pencil feature, drawing curved lines and throwing my index finger […]
Experimenting with sticks of charcoal is a joy. It is immediately expressive and creates fun chaos. You can really go bananas when doing strong lines. Here are a few of those creations.
I have become obsessive about sketching. I may not be a talented artist, but curiosity has won me over. The possibilities of any given form become clear once you begin a practice of it. Curiosity is a neccessity for me, and as Plato said: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” So let’s invent some more.
“Whatever we do in this life, no one gets out of it alive.” This witty utterance, from a man who’s simply had enough of everything, referring to his own mortality, sets the morbidly fascinating tone of this exclusively brilliant Swedish film. Ove is a character who has accepted his fate. Life’s portrait has lost its […]
Martin Scorsese comes knocking with a BFI re-release of what is perhaps his most personal and autobiographical film. Shot for pennies over the duration of four years (1964-68), the film stars Harvey Keitel as a Marty alter-ego college dropout who falls terribly in love with a middle-class blonde girl, played by Zina Bethune. Keitel’s character […]
What is it that enables the human being to cry? Beauty? Love? Poison? It is often an emotional response to another human being who has either shown us great love or great upset and abandonment. Or it can be our own independent state of deeply entrenched melancholy. Whatever the sense is that is caught and […]
Raqqa, a city located in the northeast of Syria, is under the control of the “so-called Islamic State” (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL/ISIS). “So-called” as it must be reiterated that they by no means represent Islamic faith or a nation state. They are a terrorist group organisation. And the city of Raqqa […]