It’s been radio silence for a while, what with university exams and what not, but it’s difficult to ignore what is going on in the world. With Coronavirus, it didn’t seem like the world could get more crazy, but it has. The murder of George Floyd sparked a global movement that has hardly been precedented in the modern world. We are truly living through history, … Continue reading The Politics of Film
I managed to see Parasite on the day it came out in the UK, which was a great experience. I’d been clamouring to see it since it came out in the US, and contemplated finding a stream for it, but was just desperate to see it the way it was intended to be seen. Me and my mates usually go to the local Odeon, where … Continue reading Parasite – A Few Months On
This list isn’t just aimed at my family and friends, although they should definitley watch at least a few of these, because I don’t think they have. Everyone’s gonna be locked in for a few weeks, and there’s nothing better to do than watch a tonne of movies (and revise for second-year exams). I’ve tried to make this a list of ones that you may … Continue reading Top 10 Movies to Watch in Quarantine
There’s been a few things I’ve watched recently that have brought this subject to the forefront of my mind. I finally watched Afterlife and Sex Education on Netflix (which were both excellent, particularly Afterlife), and I’ve also rewatched Logan Lucky, seen Marriage Story and listened to the Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood episode about Moonlight. And I would argue that central to all of … Continue reading Modern Masculinity in Cinema and TV
Marriage Story made me happy and sad, and I’m not talking about what happened in the film. One on hand, I was glad that Netflix were taking on a film that was actually good, great even. Director Noah Baumbach was allowed the creative freedom to make a spectacular film, with truly some of the best acting you could ever hope to see. Seriously, this film … Continue reading The Adam Driver Story: Why Marriage Story Will Win All the Awards
After months of anticipation, I finally went to see Knives Out with my mates the other day. My expectations were sky-high, which is always dangerous. It made it a very, very difficult task to live up to my expectations. I’d watched the trailer a million times, watched all the press junkets, and had banged on about it non-stop. I’m a huge Rian Johnson fan, and … Continue reading Knives Out: The Best Film of 2019?
Let’s cut to the chase, this is a bad film. I did not like it. Which was really disappointing because I really wanted to love it, and from the trailers I really thought I would love it. I’m a big, big Joaquin Phoenix fan, as everyone is, and I thought Todd Phillips was an interesting person to direct. All the press junkets leading up to … Continue reading Joker: Brilliant Social Commentary or Absolute Flop?
I’m a big believer in Rotten Tomatoes and I’ve rarely been let down. I like not knowing the score before I see a movie, but most of the time, given I follow them on Instagram, that’s pretty difficult. My general rule is, the score is accurate plus or minus 10%. Given that it takes into account critics and audience, it generally knows what it’s on … Continue reading Higher or Lower
We are getting to the best time of the year – movie season. It is a very exciting time, and there is a lot of really good stuff coming out. I’ve got a list on my phone of all the highlights just so I don’t forget to go and see any of them at the cinema. Without further ado, here are my top 5 most … Continue reading My Top 5 Most Anticipated Films
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