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
There will be spoilers in this article I’ve been excited about this movie for a really, really long time. As mentioned in my ‘Black Panther’ article, I’m a huge fan of superhero films, and Marvel have really been on a hot-streak recently. 2013 was a pretty poor MCU year, with ‘Iron Man 3’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’, but to be honest, since then Marvel … Continue reading ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Exactly What You’ll be Expecting (Except the end) SPOILERS AHEAD
The Big Sick is a film I actually didn’t expect to like. Lots of red flags, aside from the god-awful title. Firstly, it’s a rom-com. I’m not really a fan of rom-coms (aside from ‘Just Go With It’; that’s a modern classic), but yeah, rom-coms are not usually my thing. The tired formula of boy meets girl, boy dates girl, boy and girl fall out … Continue reading The Big Sick: The Best Rom-Com In Years?
Firstly, apologies for the lack of content recently, I shall blame it on illness and laziness in equal measure. Secondly, I know right, how can someone writing about films have never seen a Wes Anderson film? It’s pretty bad, but I just never really saw them, it’s that simple. Obviously ‘Isle of Dogs’ is getting a lot of attention at the moment, and I need … Continue reading I Watched my First Wes Anderson Film
So, the Oscars were the other night, and I massively failed my goal of writing about the Best Picture nominees. Oh well. I didn’t watch it live as it was in the middle of the night in the UK, but I have watched it back since and it seemed like a good show. Jimmy Kimmel was a great host (I loved the jetski thing), he … Continue reading My Thoughts on The Oscars That You Will Vastly Disagree With
First things first, I like this film. Just want to say that so it’s clear. ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is a good film. It has an emotional narrative, it deals with important current issues, the acting is top draw and the camerawork is lovely for a film devoid of any huge set-pieces. But, I do think it’s been over-hyped. It should not win Best … Continue reading Three Actors Carrying a Slightly Over-Hyped Film
In just over a week, Hollywood’s biggest stars will all cram into a big venue and sit through a long evening of profound speeches and thank-you’s and tears, all interspersed with ‘sharp’, topical jokes from Jimmy Kimmel (I do actually like him to be fair). All in all, it’s pretty boring, we just want to know who wins the awards. All the awards are huge, … Continue reading Why ‘Lady Bird’ should win Best Picture at the Oscars
I’ll be honest, when I first saw this film advertised I thought it was an origins story for the teleporting, acrobatic superhero of the same name. And I was pretty excited. I hadn’t seen any trailers and hadn’t heard anything about it when I watched it, which is rare for me, but it took about 30 seconds to realise this was anything but a superhero … Continue reading ‘Nightcrawler’ – A Modern Day Parable
EVERYONE is talking about BBC show ‘Peaky Blinders. Set in 1920s Birmingham, Steven Knight blends history with drama in a gripping period piece about the murderous Peaky Blinders and the man who leads them – Tommy Shelby. I’m a big fan of BBC television, particularly the way they tend to handle crime dramas. ‘Sherlock’ was spectactular (for the first 3 seasons), ‘Luther’ is one of … Continue reading Why everyone is talking about ‘Peaky Blinders?
I, like many of the people that saw ‘Get Out’, know Jordan Peele as the hilarious sketch comedian from popular show ‘Key and Peele’. Their skits went viral, they were legends and rightly so, their stuff was hilarious. Peele in particular gained fame for his uncanny impression of Barack Obama. The point I’m trying to make is that, when I first heard that a Jordan … Continue reading ‘Get Out’ – Should You Believe the Hype?