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?
I’ve been a ‘Star Wars’ fan for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is being ill from school aged about 4 and watching ‘The Phantom Menace’ on VHS. By the age of 7, I had seen all the first 6 films (that should tell you how old I am now), and I loved them all, even the prequels. In fact, … Continue reading Why ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is the most confusing of the saga
I’d been hoping for this movie since Marvel first announced that Black Panther would feature in Captain America: Civil War. Then I saw they’d cast Chadwick Boseman, and my excitement grew. Then I saw Civil War, and I knew that this character did not just need its own film – it demanded it. I’m going to try and stay away from all the politics surrounding … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’: A pounce in the right direction for Hollywood
After writing about my favourite films, the natural next place to go is my favourite TV shows. I watch a LOT of TV, probably far too much. I’m actually writing this as I watch the newest season of Homeland on another window of my laptop. I also become obsessed about shows once I get into them; watching new episodes as soon as I can find … Continue reading My Favourite TV Shows
This seems like the obvious place to start. A classic ‘first-date’ question. This is going to be very subjective, and you might not agree with any of my choices. But I’m the one writing. DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT WHAT I THINK ARE THE ‘BEST’ FILMS EVER. THESE ARE MY PERSONAL FAVOURITES. The Departed (2006) I first watched this after my friend had told me … Continue reading My Favourite Films
So, this is my first post. And the first thought of my first post is that there’s about a million and two blogs on the internet. What is the point of starting one of my own? To be honest, I don’t really know. The chances of more than about 20 people reading anything I write are very low, but fuck it, I’m just going to … Continue reading First Impressions