Although Christopher Nolan had already made his name with The Dark Knight and demonstrated that he could hold an audience with a complicated story through movies such as Memento and The Prestige, Inception was the first proper “Nolan Blockbuster.” It … Continue reading Inception (2010) Review
Revolutionary Road is a movie hinging on two fantastic performances. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio re-ignite some of the chemistry they had on Titanic to play a married couple struggling with their respective and expected roles in 1950s America. It is … Continue reading Revolutionary Road (2008) Review
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
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? – Kate Winslet
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
During a recent trip to the cinema, a trailer for a film I have no real interest in started rolling. The usual dramatic phrases and ominous voice-over accompanied the panicked scenes and landmarks and my mind began to wander. That was … Continue reading Can an actor alone convince you to watch a movie?
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.
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
Of many current actors, Leonardo DiCaprio has made the best career choices. Even credible film stars like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino have their stinkers, making you wonder what they were thinking as they signed on the dotted line, but … Continue reading The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Review