Jonathan Crocker

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Archive for December, 2008

Samuel L Jackson: The Spirit

Posted by Jonathan On December - 26 - 2008

sljspirit1Did he break your concentration? SLJ talks swearing, Scarlett and The Spirit….

Is it true you became an actor to get the drugs and girls?

In the beginning? Oh yeah, man. It was all about the chicks, the drugs and the applause. The artistic appreciation comes later. It’s just something about being a young actor. Girls were like, ‘Oh my God, you’re so good in the play.’ I was like, ‘Really? You like me?’ Read the rest of this entry »

Steven Soderbergh: Che

Posted by Jonathan On December - 18 - 2008

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Che’s commandante discusses the movie that nearly killed him…

Four and a half hours. Two parts. Lots and lots of questions. Steven Soderbergh’s most unusual, extraordinary biopic of revolutionary icon Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara is a movie that demands to be talked about. In fact, let’s back up. Calling it a biopic doesn’t even fit squarely. “Oh, absolutely,” nods Soderbergh, straightening his jacket as his sits down with LWLies for a lengthy chat. Read the rest of this entry »

Film review: The Tale Of Despereaux

Posted by Jonathan On December - 18 - 2008

tale-of-despereauxOnce upon a time… there was one of the most depressing animated adventures ever made. Scurrying after ace rodenty ‘toons Flushed Away and Ratatouille, this Brit fairytale begins when travelling rat Roscuro (Dustin Hoffman) falls into the Queen’s soup. And she drops dead. Read the rest of this entry »

Kristen Stewart: Twilight

Posted by Jonathan On December - 1 - 2008

bellaYou didn’t used to recognise Kristen Stewart. The porcelain 18-year-old was one indie cinema’s secret stars. After replacing Heroes cheerleader Hayden Panettiere in David Fincher’s thriller Panic Room at the age of 12, she’s specialised in small, interesting roles for maverick filmmakers like Mike Figgis, David Gordon Green and Sean Penn.

That kinda changed. Read the rest of this entry »

Film review: The Children

Posted by Jonathan On December - 1 - 2008

the-childrenOne of the scariest things in The Children is a crayon. The spawn of ankle-biting chiller masterpieces The Innocents, The Omen and (sort of) Don’t Look Now,  Brit writer/director Tom Shankland’s killer-kids horror is full of these delicious reversals. 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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