Fear, Paranoia and ‘The Witch’

The most impressive thing a horror movie can do for me is to involve me personally, as a viewer. To bring me into the story, to get under my skin and immerse me so deeply that I am the unseen character, the watching camera who is just as threatened as all of the characters, is … Continue reading Fear, Paranoia and ‘The Witch’

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The Advantages of Being Imaginary: My Love Affair with The Purple Rose of Cairo

"I want what happened in the movie last week to happen this week; otherwise, what's life all about anyway?" It is very hard for me to try to express how truly special I believe The Purple Rose of Cairo to be. Woody Allen's thirteenth film as a director is one which the famously self-criticising filmmaker regards … Continue reading The Advantages of Being Imaginary: My Love Affair with The Purple Rose of Cairo