It’s that time of year again — spooky Christmas! For some of us, Halloween is far more interesting an occasion to celebrate than the fake birthday of Jesus. It’s the time of year for witches, magic, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires, and things that go bump in the night. That time when weirdos and misfits come out to play, and everything gets a bit supernatural. If … Continue reading Halloween movies to watch on streaming (UK) in 2021
Make no mistake, tiny Florence Pugh is on the rise to stardom. I think I first saw her in Outlaw King (2018), which we’ll talk about in a bit. And now she’s part of the mighty MCU I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the near future. A welcome thing, too, as she’s great. Here are my favourite performances of hers. … Continue reading Spotlight on: Florence Pugh
After watching The Green Knight at the cinema recently it got me thinking about knights in movies… movie knights, if you will — and which are the best, the bravest, the most chivalrous, and the funniest. That sort of thing. First, though, we need to define them. The dictionary describes a knight as ‘a mounted soldier in armour’. So for them to make the cut … Continue reading Knight fever! Who are your favourite knights in movies?
I don’t think enough people talk about Samara Weaving. That’s the cut and thrust of this particular blog. Basically, I think she should be in the same kinds of conversations as Margot Robbie… Continue reading Spotlight on: Samara Weaving
So Marvel, in their quest to keep our eyeballs on their content at all times in 2021, have just dropped the teaser trailer for their next movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. I have to admit, it looks epic. A cross between Dr Strange and Black Panther – in terms of tone, mystical elements, family saga, funky technology and cultural roots. Our … Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: teaser trailer thoughts
From Da 5 Bloods to Queen & Slim and Mangrove, here’s my top films from last year. What were yours? Continue reading My top movies of 2020
Ok, normally I’d write a ‘best of’ roundup at the end of year or perhaps in January. But it’s now April and I’m only just getting around to it. I’ve been busy, and pandemic life gets in the way, to misquote Jurassic Park. But back to the matter at hand. What did I watch last year? What did I enjoy? What surprised and delighted me? … Continue reading My top tv shows of 2020
Now Marvel have started to get into TV in a big way I wanted to do a little list of characters played by women that I think are the best. And by best I mean the ones I like… the coolest ones.
Let’s get into it. The below are in no particular order, but just as thoughts came to me. I don’t know where thoughts come from, they just appear. (Bonus points if you know which movie I’m referencing.) Continue reading Top ten women of the MCU (as of March 2021)
Ah, the humble gas/petrol station. Screenwriters love it as a setting for scenes. Perhaps because, in road movies at least, it offers a way for the characters to have a break from one another, to encounter other people, to get into trouble, assess their situation, that sort of thing. Here are five I like, from action and comedy to sci-fi. Continue reading Top five gas/petrol station scenes in movies
I recently rewatched the 2015 movie Focus, about con artists, and seeing it again I was struck by how truly electric Margot Robbie is on screen… here are some of my favourite performances of hers. Continue reading Top five Margot Robbie performances