David Coates

David has written 23 articles for Nouse

Dave Coates

A day on the other side of the red carpet

Animotion. It’s like animated emotion

Cartoons, in their freedom of expression and potential for poetic exaggeration, carry an emotional directness in their colourful and stylised action

Horse Latitudes

Muldoon is notorious for the obtuse nature of his work, but the referencing required to tease out his meaning is a kind of exploration itself

Dave Coates: The Marvellous Plan

Most regular cinema-goers will recognise the ever-growing market for superhero genre-movies, particularly between May and August

Morbid Curiosity

Dominic Allen’s absurdly and gleefully violent farce ran this week in the Drama Barn, a showcase of physical comedy and tech department creativity

From the Sidelines to the Mainstream

The journey of Indie cinema into popular culture has been cemented by its showing at the Oscars

No Laughing Matter

Comedy is going through a strange phase, and arguably has been for some time. Save for Pixar’s better offerings, there has been precious little quality output in the genre in recent years

Football Men’s 3rds – York 2-1 St John

The York Uni Men’s 3rd XI put in a dogged display this afternoon to see off a spirited St John’s team who threatened for much of the game but were unable to convert their chances

No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men is the latest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen, an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, starring Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem and Tommy Lee Jones. The majority of the film’s major episodes are played without dialogue, expanding upon the Coens’ penchant for characters

Super Bowl XLII – Preview

American Football is a sport much maligned. Dismissed by many as being too stop-start compared to popular European sports, particularly its grandfather Rugby Union and great-uncle Soccer

Dave Coates

Opportunity knocks; will cinema answer?

The Darjeeling Limited

I am a great fan of Wes Anderson. The Royal Tenenbaums is probably my favourite movie ever, and his other movies aren’t too far behind