Gallery · Newcastle and North East

A Few Views from the Tyneside Cinema Roof

Yesterday, I was frantically trying to take the perfect photo of the crumbling Old Paramount Theatre (also known as the Old Odeon) on Pilgrim St. for a forthcoming blog post on this site, from Pilgrim St., Blackett St. and High Friar Lane, but unfortunately could never get quite the right angle (this will be obvious from… Continue reading A Few Views from the Tyneside Cinema Roof

Film Reviews

Koyaanisqatsi, a Hymn for Planet Earth in the Age of Climate Change

Within a political and social climate blissfully ignorant of the myriad problems our planet will soon face, where the desperate cries of scientists are rarely heard over the noise of those promoting doubt, Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 masterwork Koyaanisqatsi has perhaps never been so relevant. Released before many had heard of the term global warming, Reggio’s… Continue reading Koyaanisqatsi, a Hymn for Planet Earth in the Age of Climate Change

Film Reviews

Slow Cinema and Norte, the End of History

  To most audiences, to describe a film as ‘slow’ is to give it a negative value judgement. In answer to the question ‘why didn’t you like the film?’ one often hears the response ‘oh because it was so slow’, especially in relation to non-mainstream and art cinema. The word ‘slow’ regularly works as a… Continue reading Slow Cinema and Norte, the End of History