Some films can hinge on the anticipation of two characters sharing the screen. Insomnia builds to these moments perfectly, pitching the arrogant but brilliant detective Will Dormer against the cold and calculated killer Walter Finch. What helps this dynamic further … Continue reading Insomnia (2002) Review
Who better to play a man who could be The Devil than Al Pacino. The Devil’s Advocate lets Al Pacino go full Pacino and is all the better for it. This is Pacino having fun, playing up the loud, brash … Continue reading The Devil’s Advocate (1997) Review
All the ingredients are here for The Irishman to be a Scorcese classic; Returning legends that have worked with Scorcese in some of his best movies; A “true story” which focuses on gangsters and the criminal fraternity; Robert De Niro … Continue reading The Irishman (2019) Review
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you … Continue reading Fast and Furious Month: 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst Rappers that became actors
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! The idea is to examine a person’s film or television career and … Continue reading Oscars Month: What is their Career Peak – Natalie Portman
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 39: Face-to-Face
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 31: The Restaurant Scene
During a recent trip to the cinema, a trailer for a film I have no real interest in started rolling. The usual dramatic phrases and ominous voice-over accompanied the panicked scenes and landmarks and my mind began to wander. That was … Continue reading Can an actor alone convince you to watch a movie?
A lot of actors try their best to avid being type-cast. They go their whole careers being known for one particular type of role and then find it difficult to do anything else. Actors like Michael Cera, Vince Vaughn and Vin … Continue reading Is being type-cast a bad thing?
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! Someone at Fox, the network which airs Bob’s Burgers, didn’t understand what quality they had. They … Continue reading Bob’s Burgers (Season 2) TV Review