Recent Viewings

Over the last 2 years here at NOFF most of my writing has been devoted to older films, while giving short shrift to newer films. At the urgent request of my readership (read: my family), today I am introducing a new series, Recent Viewings, which is intended to remedy that situation. The idea is to […]

Top Ten Films of the 2000s

Like many film fanatics I love making Top Ten film lists, and what better excuse to do so than the end of a decade? Here are my Top Ten films of the 2000s: 1. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001) Like An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Lynch’s mesmerizing film occurs entirely in the mind of […]

Film Music: Cloverfield

Anyone who grew up watching Toho studio monster movies on television will be familiar with the music, if not the name, of Akira Ifukube, the great film composer who wrote the classic scores to Godzilla (1954) and Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster, among many others. Ifukube died in 2006 but his musical spirit gloriously lives on […]