Jonathan Crocker

Editorial Director | Journalist

Archive for January, 2006

Gladiator: The Epic Reborn

Posted by Jonathan On January - 17 - 2006

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How Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe resurrected the Hollywood epic…

Bronzed, muscular, swarming with extras, heavy with budget and gasping for Academy awe… Hollywood epics are everywhere nowadays, from Troy to Alexander to Kingdom Of Heaven. Back in 2000, things were a little different. “When I read the script,” remembers Russell Crowe of Ridley Scott’s multi-Oscar-winning, box-office smash. “I thought the whole thing had the potential to go titty-fucking-cunt-up…” Read the rest of this entry »

Film review: A Bittersweet Life

Posted by Jonathan On January - 1 - 2006

bittersweetGuns, knives, torture, revenge, pain, death… and love. You can’t beat Korean cinema when it comes to belching blood right from the heart. Aiming to max-out Old Boy’s overkill brutality, writer/director Kim Ji-woon ditches the measured chills of superb horror A Tale Of Two Sisters in favour of slicked-up ultra-violence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Following a decade’s experience as a journalist, Jonathan currently specialises in editorial and brand storytelling as Editorial Director of London-based creative agency Human After All. He continues to write about life and film on a freelance basis.

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