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?
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
It’s been a really long time since I wrote on here, due to the fact that I’ve been travelling around Asia and Australia, but hopefully I’ll make it up by writing a lot over the next month. While I was away, and since I’ve been back, I was making my way through a long list of movies that I need to watch. Some I really, … Continue reading The Way, Way Underrated Film
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 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?
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
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