There is no mistaking that Beetlejuice is directed by Tim Burton. The trademark white and black pallet is present but more so are the bizarre but extremely inventive ideas that have made his movies so iconic and so appealing. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Beetlejuice (1988) Review
Whether you enjoy Roma or not will be entirely dependent on whether you enjoy movies that lack any actual narrative. To say that Roma has no story may be oversimplifying things slightly and a disservice to director Alfonso Cuaron but if … Continue reading Oscars 2019: Roma (2018) Review
There are some films that will never be Oscar nominees. Anything by Marvel studios will struggle to get a nomination (unless it is in one of the digital effects categories), as will most comedies. There are a few types of films … Continue reading Oscar Month: Films that didn’t get Oscar nominated… but were trying to
Hindsight is 20/20. It is easy to look back at The Academy Awards and complain that they’ve made a terrible mistake with their eventual winners. This can often be up for debate and discussed in-depth but there are also times when … Continue reading 8 films that should have won The Oscar instead…
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 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst Movie Gimmicks
Recently, Oscar winning movie Birdman was heralded, amongst other things, for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ability to make the whole movie seem like one long scene. If you watch closely you can just about spot the “joins” but Inarritu manages to … Continue reading Why do directors use “one-shot” scenes?
Occasionally there will be a film which I don’t understand. That lack of understanding could be the story, the characters, the idea or even the fuss behind the whole movie. In the case of Birdman, it was pretty much the whole … Continue reading Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Review
As he was doing the promotional rounds for Birdman, the director of the Oscar-winning movie stated that superhero films were, amongst other criticisms, “Cultural Genocide.” This is pretty much the culmination of a blockbuster backlash that Hollywood is managing to survive … Continue reading Forget Superhero fatigue – why do we still watch biopics?