How do you define a “best supporting role?” Is it screen time? Position in the story? Relationship to the lead character? Audience perception? Two categories in The Oscars award people for their “supporting” roles but when you look through past … Continue reading Oscars Month: Should “Best Supporting role” even be a category?
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 Prequels (Part 2)
Warner Brothers must be rubbing their hands together with glee. They have successfully launched a prequel series for their most lucrative franchise and whatsmore (whisper it) this could actually be better than Harry Potter. That is because there is a freedom to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that the Harry Potter series lacked. There felt like a “tick-box” of different moments and elements that Harry Potter movies had to feature but this is a series with no prior book to restrict it (apart from the “textbook” written by JK Rowling which gives the movie it’s name and main character). … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review
To start let’s make something perfectly clear: This is not a political post! Nor is it me hating on America, a country I have a lot of time and respect for. This is a post about the movies, or in particular … Continue reading How do the rest of the world feel when America saves them?
I don’t usually comment or care about awards shows. I think they are often so detached from the actual movie-watching public that their results don’t often reflect the opinions of the general audience or even the best of the movies that … Continue reading My Views on The Oscars 2016
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 When was their Career Peak? – Dustin Hoffman
The Danish Girl may have been slightly more successful had it been titled “The Wife of Lili.” It is a strange thought but for a film that is primarily about one of the first famous transgender pioneers, most of the more … Continue reading The Danish Girl (2016) Review
Today is the fourth anniversary of Views of the Sofa. To commemorate the birthday of the blog, I take a look back at the previous year in film with my Views from the Sofa Awards. These awards are slightly different … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2016
Eddie Redmayne is superb in The Theory of Everything. His performance seems to go beyond just imitating Stephen Hawking, he practically becomes the man, mimicking his illness, mannerisms and situation to what seems like perfection. When you hear that Stephen … Continue reading The Theory of Everything (2015) Review