Everything tagged with “Edgar Wright”

  1. Review of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

    I never read Tintin as a child as Tintin was quite obviously for the squares, for children whose parents made you take your shoes off at the door, who wouldn't let you watch Your Mother Wouldn't Like It and who owned a BBC Micro. I read Asterix instead. I was pretty uncool, but at least I knew it and was making an effort to improve myself. →

  2. Edgar Wright and the videogame aesthetic

    The videogame film adaptation has a sorry history. Street Fighter; Super Mario Bros.; almost the entire filmography of Uwe Boll. That the barely-passable Tomb Raider with Angeline Jolie is generally seen as the pinnacle of the game to film transition speaks volumes. →

  3. Hot Fuzz

    I've mentioned before that there are only a few directors who, in my mind, can do no wrong --- Aronofsky, Raimi, Singer and Nolan. Having just seen Hot Fuzz, I'm now going to add Edgar Wright to that list. I don't want to be overly hyperbolic, but I think that the British film industry ought to get down on their knees and thank whatever deity happens to be passing for not just Edgar Wright but for Simon Pegg as well, because their films are not only excellent, but because it means we, as a nation, can finally stand behind ensemble comedy pieces that don't have the words 'Carry' and 'On' in the title. →