Tasha-Li Talks Movies with…

Garry Campbell Garry is the Communications manager for Groundwork: A federation of charities working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. He is also my little brother! I asked him a few simple questions about his relationship with film. Here is how it went…  What is the first film that you remember watching? I can remember two but can’t quite remember which came first:  The Love Bug (1968) by Robert Stevenson and Flash Gordon (1980) by Alex Raymond.  I’m going to go with The Love Bug as being my first.   Did it happen to have … Continue reading Tasha-Li Talks Movies with…

The Films of…

A series about my favourite directors and their filmography. David Fincher David Fincher is a director that I have always admired, even when I didn’t know it was his work!  I say this because Fincher, like some of his contemporaries, … Continue reading The Films of…

Taxi Driver: Saint or Sinner?

Film: Taxi Driver (1976)  Director: Martin Scorsese  Genre: Crime/Drama/Character Study Starring: Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle Cybill Shepard as Betsy Jodie Foster as Iris Harvey Kietel as Sport “On every street in every city, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody”. The Plot Ominous music plays as a car emerges out of steam into a dark and threatening urban landscape. The camera flashes on Travis Bickle’s eyes, which appear menacing. The first scene after the credits introduces us to Travis as he interviews for a job as a taxi driver. He tells the interviewer that he is … Continue reading Taxi Driver: Saint or Sinner?

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster!

Film: Goodfellas (1990) Director: Martin Scorsese Genre: Crime/Drama Starring: Ray Liotta as Henry Hill Robert De Niro as James “Jimmy the Gent” Conway Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito Lorraine Bracco as Karen Hill The Plot In 1955, Henry Hill, a high school student, becomes enamoured of the criminal life in his neighbourhood, and begins working for Paul “Paulie” Cicero and his associates: James “Jimmy the Gent” Conway, a truck hijacker; and Tommy DeVito, a fellow juvenile delinquent. Henry begins his “career” as a fence for Jimmy, gradually working his way up to more serious crimes. Enjoying the perks of their criminal … Continue reading As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster!