Creativity


Birth and rebirth

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead The Maid (La Nana), which just opened, is one of those films you could watch as straight drama or as a film that could…

Dancing out of China

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead One of the trickiest aspects of creating drama about a celebrated artist’s life is finding an actor who can convey both the emotional life…

Tough coming of age stories

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead Fish Tank (out on March 12) is one of those gritty, working class, Brit flicks that makes few concessions to the demands of commercial cinema….

What lies beneath

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead Austrian auteur Michael Haneke’s brand of filmmaking has been aptly described as “Hitchcock without the melodrama.” He also avoids neat conclusions, preferring ambiguity and…