Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Brazil 35th Anniversary

Movie Review: Brazil 35th Anniversary

If there is one inconsistency in this world, it’s the output of director Terry Gilliam. For a time, I thought he was deep-rooted in his Python ways, struggling to make anything compelling or unique, especially after 12 Monkeys. A slave to his own unique style, which would often overtake or erase any substance the movie […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: An Accidental Studio

Movie Review: An Accidental Studio

If you needed yet further proof that George Harrison was the best member of The Beatles then look no further than his work in the Handmade Studios production company. A documentary that looks to highlight the rise and fall of his film company, An Accidental Studio provides some great insight to a company that has crafted some […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Review: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

For a project that has taken almost two decades to come into fruition, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote certainly isn’t anything of merit. Gilliam’s latest work shows off what happens when he restrains his stylistic impulses and replaces them with genuine storytelling skills: as it turns out, he’s got an unexpectedly restricted narrative mind.  That’s probably why his […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Life of Brian 40th Anniversary

Review: Life of Brian 40th Anniversary

  Forty years ago, the Monty Python troupe returned for another big screen outing. Controversy, budgeting problems and George Harrison were all factors in the production and release of the movie, and made it all the more legendary. Considered by some to be blasphemy, by others a masterpiece, how does Monty Python’s Life of Brian hold up […]