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

‘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