Views from the Sofa is 5 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at 2016 and give some awards based on the movies we have watched this year. These awards are for all the … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2017
You can’t blame the producers and studio behind Dark Places for hoping it would be a sleeper hit. Based on a novel by the writer of Gone Girl, starring an accomplished actress in the lead role, centered around a drip-fed mystery … Continue reading Dark Places (2015) Review
The Game will keep you hooked as it’s story develops. It doesn’t feel like it should but there is something so off-putting about The Game and the events which take place, especially in the first act of the movie, that you … Continue reading Twist Week: The Game (1997) Review
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 What is their Career Peak? – Brad Pitt
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 17: “Sloth”
Ask anyone to name their favourite directors and many people could reel off at least one or two names, probably including Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone or even Michael Bay. In the world of movie-making, the director is the key and quite … Continue reading Why do directors get more credit than writers?
It is Hollywood gold and at awards season it becomes the fashion to make true stories into movies. A movie not part of awards season but based on elements that are true made me question the suitability of some film’s source … Continue reading When is it inappropriate to make a “true story” movie?
Amongst the movie blogging community there is a series known as “The Blindspot.” This is when a movie fan actively searches out the movies they should have seen. The films that are regarded as classics or come highly recommended by everyone … Continue reading The Great Film Directors Blindspot series (The Launch)
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 What was their Career Peak? – David Fincher
It is no surprise that Fight Club wasn’t a success when it was first released. It is only on repeat viewings that the real charm, intelligence and magic of Fight Club is revealed. Fight Club is one of those movies that … Continue reading Fight Club (1999) Review