Tag Archives: film

November 13

Filmlab: Best Movies about Writing – Manhattan

In Woody Allen’s prolific career it’d probably be easier to list the films he’s made that haven’t featured writers. From Play it Again, Sam, Annie Hall and Hannah and Her Sisters to Husbands and Wives and Bullets Over Broadway, right up through Deconstructing Harry and Celebrity and on to more recent work, such as Midnight in Paris and Irrational Man, novelists, […]

November 06

Filmlab: Best Movies about Writing – Listen Up Philip

The craft of writing is a tricky one to convey on screen. Hammering away at a typewriter or laptop hardly makes for sexy cinema, while the occupational hazards of the job – isolating oneself for months on end, sweating over the creation of perfect prose that is unlikely to be read by most people – […]

September 12

Filmlab: Best finance movies of all time – 1. Margin Call

The financial industry is so bafflingly complex and rife with moral corruption, it’s small wonder that a lot of the movies attempting to grapple with its intricacies (see most of the other entries in this top ten) do so by fixating on the rampant criminality frequently associated with the profit-promulgating schemes and dreams of its […]