I'm super excited about two films coming out soon. One is the brilliant looking Attack the Block. 'Inner City vs. Outer Space'. I know who my money's on. My mate, the lovely Mr Joel Stokes worked on some of the creature effects and I met some of the young stars at the première of the absolutely insane Heartless. They were great and from the looks of the trailer the film is going to be great too, coming as it does from the mind of Joe Cornish of Adam & Joe fame. So far all of the critical reception has been really positive, so I simply can't wait until May when it comes out!
The other flick I'm pumped about is Werner Herzog's The Cave of Forgotton Dreams in 3D. The film captures Man's oldest surviving works of art (or representation, or reverence or madness). I absolutely adored his Bad Lieutenant starring Nicholas Cage, which was an absolute artistic and dramatic assault and the beautiful, and shockingly sad Grizzly Man. I saw Bad Lieutenant with Gill, an anthropology student, and we both loved it (it completely changed her opinion of the amazing Nic Cage) and she was telling me about these paintings and how they were drawn around the geometry of the cave formations just before I heard about this film. This concept, that the meaning and impetus and the intended impact of these pictures was written into the three dimensional shapes pushes the use of 3D in this case beyond the technological novelty that Hollywood has made it. I hope this film can push right back into the past and transcendentally into our understanding of what we humans are and where our representations and dreams come from. So good luck Herzog, I'm expecting big, 3D things!