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
I can’t lie. I dropped the ball slightly. Last post was in 2018. I literally had to reset my WordPress password because I forgot it. The editing tools are so different, so hopefully I can jazz these up a bit more. It’s nearly 2020. I started uni, stopped posting and had an absolutely cracking first year. To put it into context, since my last post, … Continue reading So, Where Were We?
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”
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?