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

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?

‘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

‘Black Panther’: A pounce in the right direction for Hollywood

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