A wonderfully simple new series, intellectually named "B.A.N Digs...", where we offer up things we love and why we love them, whatever they may be. First up: 2D movies!
Mark Kermode predicts the end of the tyranny of 3D cinema and offers the evidence to support it. Thank Christ! Ever since Avatar I have been waiting and waiting for this industry pushed fad to run itself out and if Kermode is right then it's happening even sooner than expected. It was shit to begin with, quite frankly. I can honestly say I have never been wowed by any 3D film of the past few years and am very glad to see that audiences are now agreeing with their arses (that's a reference to the 'bums on seats' analogy, just to be clear!)
Enjoy your films in 2D. There are reasons why Kubrick, Herzog and the Coen Brothers have never used 3D and why Michael Bay does...
Edward Gerard Brophy for Born Again Nihilist 2011.