20000 Days On Earth

20,000 Days on Earth Review

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

Dirs: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

In the prescient reality TV satire The Truman Show the lead character’s life is secretly filmed and broadcast worldwide as the most popular show on Earth. Oblivious to having lived his entire life in public, a seminal moment in the film occurs when Truman turns 10,000 days old (27 years and a bit), leading towards a path of self-discovery and enlightenment. In contrast, singer-writer-performer Nick Cave has lived most of his life knowingly in the spotlight but has often zealously guarded his privacy. (more…)

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The Best Films of 2014

(and by “Best” I mean my favourites)

2014 was an amazing year of movies¬†for a number of reasons. There seemed to be more quality films than any other recent year – perhaps since 2007 or even 1999 – and more surprising still was that they weren’t all released in the fall and winter, but rather spread out across a whole year of cinematic richness (for proof check out the Best of Summer 2014¬†Arthouse and Blockbusters, many of which appear here). (more…)