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
The Unreliable Narrator: A narrator in a movie, play or literature who’s reliability has been compromised. This post contains spoilers for many films featuring unreliable narrators You can’t discuss Twist Week without talking about the great use of unreliable narrators … Continue reading Twist Week: The Joy of the unreliable narrator
Trailers are essentially the same format everytime. They start with a slow tease of facts and information, reveal the key themes of the story and then amaze the audience with quick snippets of scenes and action sequences to wet the appetite. … Continue reading 10 perfect song choices for trailers
What is meant by uncredited surprise casting is when a well-known actor takes a major role in a movie without any advertisement of their involvement. This doesn’t mean cameos. Cameos are fun but it is hardly hard to keep a thirty … Continue reading Why uncredited surprise casting is so effective
Breaking the fourth wall is when a character or the movie/TV show directly acknowledges the audience. It could be by speaking directly to the audience or having the characters recognise that they are in a movie or a TV show. Recently … Continue reading The skill of Breaking the Fourth Wall.
As you’d imagine, an article about spoilers will contain some spoilers but only for films that have been released for a long time and spoiled for many if they haven’t already seen it. The statute of limitations on spoilers for … Continue reading Can you enjoy a movie which has been spoiled?
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 9: “You do not talk about Fight Club!”
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
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
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. Marvel made the … Continue reading What If… Marvel had owned all their characters from the beginning?