Top 10 of 2018

So another year has gone and so it’s time to go over my top 10 films that were released this year. This year was more difficult than normal since, owing to me now having a Cineworld Unlimited card following my move to Cheltenham for my job, I have been to the cinema much more than… Continue reading Top 10 of 2018

Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review

One of the interesting trends I’ve seen in anime over the past few years has been the prominence of films based on British children’s stories. We’ve had adaptations of The Borrowers and When Marnie Was There and now the same director has done an adaptation of Mary Stewart’s The Little Broomstick with Mary and the… Continue reading Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review

2015 Oscar Predictions

Best Film  The Revenant Steve Jobs Bridge of Spies Spotlight Mad Max: Fury Road Room The Hateful Eight Carol The Martian Creed Best Director George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road Tom McCarthy – Spotlight Todd Haynes – Carol Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu – The Revenant Ridley Scott – The Martian Best Actor Michael Fassbender –… Continue reading 2015 Oscar Predictions

Top 10 Male Performances of 2015

This was another really hard list to write up. There were a lot of great male performances this year and, like with the actresses, another equally valid top 10 could have been made from my honourable mentions. Once again, my rule of 1 performance per film is in effect and 1 performance per actor, which… Continue reading Top 10 Male Performances of 2015

Cyrus Review

Of the many sub-genres of films to come out in recent years, one of the ones I’ve not been particularly fond of has been mumblecore. The ones I’ve seen have come across as really pretentious and self-indulgent. The only time where I’ve seen some artistic merit in mumblecore has been watching the Brows Held High… Continue reading Cyrus Review

The Social Network Review

Over the past few years on this blog I’ve made it clear on numerous occasions that I view Aaron Sorkin as the best writer currently working in film and TV. I’ve given heavy praise to his scripts for The West Wing, The American President and Charlie Wilson’s War and any time a project of his… Continue reading The Social Network Review