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
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
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