Marvel vs Cinema: The Scorcese Debate

Earlier this month, Martin Scorcese caused a bit of a storm when he said the following: “Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks…It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” Now, as I’ve made fairly clear … Continue reading Marvel vs Cinema: The Scorcese Debate

Love Immediately vs Love Over Time: “Before” vs “Brokeback”

This is an article I’ve been wanting to write for a while and I’ve finally gotten around to it. These are, undeniably, two of the best love stories put on film of all time, however they could not be more different. Although the whole ‘Before’ trilogy is magnificent, and every one is worth seeing for sure, I just want to look at the first one, … Continue reading Love Immediately vs Love Over Time: “Before” vs “Brokeback”

What Makes a ‘Great’ Acting Performance?

The idea of this post has all come from Heath Ledger. ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’ are two of my favourite films ever, and I’m three or four films away from watching every film Ledger ever appeared in. I’m yet to dislike one, or to not think he steals the show in any. I don’t like rom-coms traditionally (okay, I like some…), but I … Continue reading What Makes a ‘Great’ Acting Performance?

’50/50′ is 100% Brilliant

Another on the list of films I’ve been making my way through this summer, and probably my favourite of the last few months, Jonathan Levine’s ’50/50′ is a beautiful, sad and hilarious film about a really difficult topic to put on screen. Led by an all-star cast of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Houston, this film tells the story … Continue reading ’50/50′ is 100% Brilliant

Modern Day Sitcoms: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Going back to one of my very first articles, I said that ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ was probably my favourite TV show ever. I’ve watched a lot of great, critically acclaimed TV, but ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ is just my favourite. So this week has been a rollercoaster, as a few days ago it was announced that it had been cancelled due to low ratings, before NBC picked it … Continue reading Modern Day Sitcoms: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly