Katniss and a mockingjay: the revolution will be televised

‘Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire.’ The same could be said of Jennifer Lawrence these days. Following her award winning performance last year, she’s got some exciting things lined up to hit the screen soon. American Hustle, reuniting her with Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, is out in December which, from the trailer, looks to be a right sexy treat. It’s covered in … Continue reading Katniss and a mockingjay: the revolution will be televised

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Natalie Portman’s top 5 performances

This piece slightly follows on from my recent post on how Hayden Christensen ruined Star Wars. After writing I began to think about the other actors in those films, particularly Natalie Portman and how highly I rate her work. Other than Leon in 1994, her first major role as an adult actress was Star Wars. She was cast in 1997 – just 3 years after … Continue reading Natalie Portman’s top 5 performances

Brilliance of Brad Pitt: his top 10 best performances

For this post I’d like to discuss the career and my chosen favourite roles of Mr William Bradley Pitt. But where are some of his recent critically acclaimed films you may ask? Well, I can only list films I’ve seen and I have yet to see Tree of Life, Moneyball and Babel, so cannot include them. From what I’ve heard, they’d probably make my list. … Continue reading Brilliance of Brad Pitt: his top 10 best performances