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
This is a very subjective topic, and almost certainly no one will agree with me, but let’s go anyway. When the decade began, I was 12, so it’s safe to say this is definitely the decade where my love for film has developed. I very specifically remember a day in 2009 when me and my dad were going to go to the cinema, and he … Continue reading Top 19 Films of the 2010s in 2019
I was really looking forward to this movie. I think I’m one of the few people who had loved both the ones that came before. The Last Jedi I’ll admit hasn’t aged well with me, and I don’t love it as much as I did, but while there are parts I don’t like, I appreciate Rian Johnson doing something new with Star Wars, and I … Continue reading The Rise of Skywalker: Spoilers Review
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?