Author Archives: wjrcbrown

About wjrcbrown

I am a Lecturer in Film at Roehampton University. I am a sort of filmmaker.

Mini-Mythologies #2

Two more mini-analyses of adverts… The first is for AUDI’s Q5 React, a spot created by Marc Rayson and Callum Prior at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and directed by Alan Bibby. The advert features the song ‘If I Only Had a Brain’ … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Never Knows (Adam Sekuler, USA, 2017)

After last year watching and loving a version of his Work in Progress (USA, ongoing), I was particularly glad to see Adam Sekuler’s latest and remarkable film, Tomorrow Never Knows, at Flare, the LGBTQ+ film festival run through the British Film … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place (John Krasinski, USA, 2018)

A Quiet Place depicts a world in which no one can fart, or at the very least where humans have developed exceptional sphincter control in a bid to ease out silent (but violent) guffs rather than make a noise. For, … Continue reading

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Mini-Mythologies #1 [+ Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, UK/USA, 2018)]

  Don’t ask me why I went to see Tomb Raider. But I did. However, while I want to offer a brief critique of the film below, I also figured I’d use this blog as an opportunity to start something I’ve … Continue reading

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Erase and Forget (Andrea Luka Zimmerman, UK, 2017)

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is clearly one of the most important voices in British contemporary cinema and perhaps art more generally. Her Taşkafa, Stories of Street (Turkey, 2013) is a fascinating investigation into the lives of street dogs in Istanbul – a … Continue reading

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Orfeu branco: You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, UK/France/USA, 2017)

If The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, USA, 2017) recently won the Oscars for Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Score (for Alexandre Desplat), then clearly the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is completely incapable of … Continue reading

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A Fábrica de Nada/The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho, Portugal, 2017)

A Fábrica de Nada de Pedro Pinho é o premeiro grande filme do meu 2018/Pedro Pinho’s Nothing Factory is my first great film of 2018.   Thoughts provoked by the film with which I am struggling:-   Can capitalism exist … Continue reading

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