Horror is well and truly behind us and this month we take a reflective look at a conflict ending 100 years ago this November. World War 1 is an event that hasn’t made it to the big screen as often as … Continue reading WW1 and Documentary Month: The Launch!
It is the first of October and as is customary on Views from the Sofa, we are dedicating this month’s theme to all things horror. This month we will be splitting the theme. The first 15 days will be classic horror … Continue reading Horror and Zombies Month: The Launch!
There aren’t many studios that have been as successful as popular as Pixar. Making a name for themselves with Toy Story and then successfully following-up that critically acclaimed movie with the magical family favourites such as Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and … Continue reading Pixar Month: The Launch!
A new month and a new Theme for the website. This month the reviews will mostly focus on video-game adaptations and movies linked with video-games. This means that you’ll see reviews for films like Super Mario Bros. The Movie, Angry Birds … Continue reading Video-Game Movies: The Launch!
At the beginning of the week I asked for people’s contributions and votes for the best films of 2017. I had a load and also went searching, using lists from Empire, Total Film, Mark Kermode and other published lists from … Continue reading Best of 2017: The final publicly voted list!
2018 has started but the first theme of the new year is a simple one: Watching the ten best films of 2017! I missed a lot of movies that were released last year and want to make up for that … Continue reading Best of 2017: The Launch! (and I need your help!)
To discuss movie endings there are inevitable spoilers ahead. Read with caution. Research any number of “best or worst movie twist” lists and you’ll find sites which both love and hate the “it was all a dream” movie trope. Sometimes it … Continue reading Dreams and Nightmares Month: Is “It was a Dream all along” just lazy storytelling?
It is the first of the month so let’s look forward at what the next 30 days have in store. Every month has a different theme, this month’s is the franchise that just won’t die – The Fast and the … Continue reading September on Views from the Sofa
Hindsight is 20/20. It is easy to look back at The Academy Awards and complain that they’ve made a terrible mistake with their eventual winners. This can often be up for debate and discussed in-depth but there are also times when … Continue reading Oscars Month: Actresses who should have won the Oscar instead…
Arrival is a film about a woman trying to talk to aliens. It goes a little deeper than that but if you had to boil the plot down and avoid spoilers, that is essentially it. For an alien invasion movie there is little sci-fi action, very minor credible threat and a lot of dialogue heavy, often […]