INDEPENDENT FILMS – Kathy Kay

I'm convinced that indie can do disaster and action pics

Films: there are ones that grab our imagination and don’t let go.

This month there are two that fill that bill. The Daniel Craig Casino Royale and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, both are icons for different reasons. The Sam Mendes directed film was a real game changer – less franchise and more flippant, sophisticated insider’s humour that played with the franchise iconography and had a more indie feel – except for the high production values, of course. Since TIFF, I’m convinced that indie can do disaster and action pics as I’ve just watched a great Norwegian disaster film The Wave. Who would have guessed that was on the radar?

Back to Bond, James Bond. Rumour has it that there will be martinis and a Bond costume contest. M anyone?

And then there is that freaky fun classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, an opportunity to dress up, throw toast and grab a beer or glass of wine at The Vic Theatre. And while we are on classics, at Cinecenta they are bringing back a film that I think is destined to be one, Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams. If you missed it the first time round do yourself a favour and run, do not walk to see it.

 

 

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