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
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
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
Reviews were the reason I started this blog. I loved movies so much that I wanted to share my views with people and start discussion and conversation. I love doing them and it’s become more of an obsession than a hobby … Continue reading Why do you read reviews?
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
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.
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?
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!”
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