On the Road (Walter Salles, 2012).
Film

On the Road (Walter Salles, 2012).

Somewhat forgotten adaptation of Beat generation author’s Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about the zeitgeist of post-war America in the 50s. On its realise On The Road received mixed reviews for several legitimate reasons; Kerouac’s novel is widely considered both a masterpiece of Beat literature and shows a ‘stream of consciousness’ first-person narrator that defies any … Continue reading

Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke, 2013) & A Night of the Sunflowers (Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo, 2006).
Film

Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke, 2013) & A Night of the Sunflowers (Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo, 2006).

I’d found these two films randomly in an ex-rentals bin at my local library. After watching both I was surprised how similar the two films were despite being completely different countries, China and Spain. Both shared similarities, narratively and thematically, and showed a  combination of social realism and dream-like visual landscapes. Rather conspicuously, these could … Continue reading