We’ve entered a time in which certain filmmakers – directors and writers to be precise – are being afforded a fairly free license to make the films that they want to make. Films on an epic scale, but with added smarts. The thinking person’s blockbuster. With Interstellar director Christopher Nolan has firmly left the Batman franchise behind and struck out into bold new territory. You … Continue reading Interstellar: Nolan goes intergalactic
It’s January and the skies and cold and grey.’ Good line for a song? Perhaps if we turn it around. ‘It’s January and the skies are cold and grey, but it’s warm inside the cinema and therefore we shall stay… and watch many films.’ Ok the rhyme needs work but you get the idea. Escapism is the word of the day – and with many … Continue reading Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 3
I don’t think my title is giving anything away, is it? We all know Superman is ultimately going to win. I mean, it’s hardly much of a franchise reboot if he dies at the end. In this instance my title is referring to the latter third of the film, where it all goes a bit Hulk a la Avengers, smashing up cities, but more on … Continue reading Man of Steel: he strong, fights Zod, wins!
It’s been an epic year for films across a variety of genres. This list reflects my taste in films so I hope you enjoy. Sorry Twilight, you didn’t make the cut! Skyfall Strangely there are people who don’t like this film and say it’s not classic Bond. I think it’s the closest to Fleming’s Bond since Connery. To celebrate 50 years of Bond, the dream … Continue reading Best twenty films of 2012