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

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Exactly What You’ll be Expecting (Except the end) SPOILERS AHEAD

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: The Best Rom-Com In Years?

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?

I Watched my First Wes Anderson Film

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

My Thoughts on The Oscars That You Will Vastly Disagree With

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

Three Actors Carrying a Slightly Over-Hyped Film

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