So recently I watched The Rover starring Robert Pattinson. Then I caught the trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s new film, the straight shot of demented madness that is Guns Akimbo, and it got me thinking… both these actors got their breaks in big franchise movies for children and teens (Radcliffe with Harry Potter and Pattinson with Twilight) and both, once free of those juggernauts, have spent … Continue reading Robert Pattinson and Daniel Radcliffe: indie darlings
I recently watched a film in which the plot revolved around, or at least touched on, the process of making a film. Which got me thinking about other films where this happens. Here are ten of my relatively recent favourites. Their Finest (2016) A rather sweet WWII-set flick which tells the story of the relationship between two screenwriters (Sam Claflin and Gemma Arterton) writing a … Continue reading Top 10 films about making films
Recently I got into a conversation with my partner about old films. Classic films. And it turns out I’ve not seen that many, so I can’t really call myself a cinephile. Because – and here’s where I ‘fess up – I’ve seen ALMOST NOTHING from before 1950. It’s an issue I’m – very slowly – trying to address. But it did get me thinking about … Continue reading My favourite films from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s
To be fair I shouldn’t even write this post, I’ve seen a woefully low number of films this past year. So what I’ve done is split it (like last year) into favourites I’ve seen, those on my ‘to watch’ list and proper turkeys. Enjoy. FAVOURITES I’VE SEEN Captain America: Civil War Famed for their back and forth dialogue, the Russo brothers stepped up from TV … Continue reading Best films of 2016: my picks
I heard somewhere once that our obsession with the 1980s has gone on longer than the decade itself. And with Back to the Future being in the news for reaching the ‘future’ date not too long ago (and, alarmingly, accurately predicting loads of inventions and tech we now take for granted), I thought it a good time to revisit 30 (don’t ask why I picked … Continue reading 30 best films from the ’80s
With American Sniper in the cinemas at the moment, it got me thinking about other films that start with the word ‘American’. Here are my top five. Continue reading ‘American’… what?!
Whether it’s for comedy purposes or to build the tension in a thriller or horror, a nice memorable phrase repeated over and over has a certain unrelenting quality to it – something is going to happen and chances are it won’t be good for the person on the receiving end. Here are some of my favourites: Warriors… come out to play! Picture the scene in … Continue reading Who loves a good chant?