Star Trek Into Darkness

Sense of wonder. That's what these big, daft summer movies are supposed to be about. In recent years, it's been sadly lacking. Movies have been getting too frantic, directors too afraid to let their cameras linger on something beautiful, for fear the audience will get bored. In 2009, JJ Abrams did a great job of … Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness

Making the beauty shot beautiful

JJ Abrams's movie Super 8 is one of those that slipped through my viewing net when it was first released. This week I finally got round to watching it. I'm not here to review the film (other than to say I found a lot to like about it, not least the fabulous performances from the juvenile … Continue reading Making the beauty shot beautiful