FilmEye: Central Station

Notes on cinema inspired by historical images by Dan Williams Time The above image may seem like a strange place to begin discussing Central Station,the Brazilian film of 1998, directed by Walter Salles, but in this series I am using images from the AAA collection to explore more widely ideas about cinema. As we know,…

FilmEye: Wiener-Dog by Todd Solondz

Notes on cinema inspired by historical images by Dan Williams Your companion Wiener-Dog is the latest film from controversial independent film-maker Todd Solondz, whose work has regularly shocked audiences with sardonic comedy and disturbing subject matter. So what happens when he places a sausage dog at the centre of his story.  In fact the cute…

Film Eye: The Revenant

Notes on cinema inspired by historical images by Dan Williams 1. The Revenant and a bear A film widely talked about in recent weeks is The Revenant on account of admiration for the film’s style, but also a major issue has been the gory content. The director Iñárritu and his team, including Emmanuel Lubezki, the…