For David Lowery, filming “A Ghost Story” in the 1.33:1 Academy Ratio was thematically appropriate for a film about a ghost being trapped in a space for eternity and the claustrophobia of that situation is amplified by the shape of the frame, like a proscenium that you view the film through.
For Edgar Wright, director of critically acclaimed Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007), the idea of Baby Driver came about 22 years ago after he listened to “Bellbottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and visualised a car chase.
The latest Alien instalment – ‘Alien Covenant’ was a test of everything that Ridley Scott and writer John Logan had in their pods. And it made us sit up and notice, recall, shift uncomfortably in our seats and hope to God that the translucent teenager of an Alien would absolutely fail.
With a sudden slew of animal movies all through 2016, such as Disney's unforgettable Zootopia and The Secret Life Of Pets, it would be grand to end the year on the note of a family-friendly film that's beastly engrossing and not lame (banking on Jennings for this one).