Aquaman (2018) is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, William Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Tom Curry. This is a *spoiler free* review. Aquaman is lame. Which, for a very long time has been the (unfair) stereotype about this DC character. His costume is […]Read More Aquaman: Swashbuckles, Lost Kingdoms and Red Heads.
This isn’t going to be a regular film review, but a expression of experience with 10 years of hindsight. So it’s been 10 years since the release of the dark knight. Born at the start of what I call “The Golden Age of comic book movies”. I remember the summer of 2008 very well, with […]Read More The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later.
*Spoiler Alert* Avengers: Infinity War (2018) is directed by Joel and Anthony Russo and stars a massive (and I mean massive) cast consisting of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana and the list goes on and on in what is probably the most ambitious ensemble cast […]Read More Avengers Infinity War: Dread, Dead and a Purple Head.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018) is written and directed by Rian Johnson, and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran, and Laura Dern. It is the 8th instalment in the Star Wars Saga. 30+ years, 7 movies and numerous spin offs and Star Wars is […]Read More Star Wars The Last Jedi: Dogma, Dreadnoughts and Discovery *Spoiler Free*
Justice League (2017) is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ciariàn Hinds, Amy Adams,Jeremy Irons and Henry Cavill. This is a spoiler filled review. To access my spoiler free review, simply follow this link: https://filmandtelevisionreview.blog/2017/11/17/justice-league-promise-quips-and-quick-trips-spoiler-free/ Now that the film has been out for a while, […]Read More Justice League: Promise, Quips and Quick Trips (Spoiler Filled)
The Message (1976) is directed by Moustapha Akkad and stars Anthony Quinn,Irene Papas,Johnny Sekka,Micheal Ansara and chronicles the life of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed from the early days of Islam until his death in the year 632 CE. Religious epics. Probably the only genre that a film can be hailed as a cinematic masterpiece, horrible […]Read More The Message: Sacred Faces, Holy Spaces and Desert Places.
Malcolm X (1992) is Directed by Spike Lee (Inside Man) and is based on the Autobiography of the same name. It stars Spike Lee himself, Denzel Washington as the Titular Character, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Al Freeman Jr, Albert Hall and Kate Vernon. It chronicles the life of the controversial civil rights leader from his […]Read More Malcolm X: Civil Rights, Harlem Nights and Mecca Sites.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) is directed by the legendary Ridley Scott and boasts a stellar cast including Eva Green, Orlando Bloom, Edward Norton, Brendan Gleeson and Ghassan Massoud. The film also has brilliant appearances by Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson, and a fun pre-fame extra role played by none other than Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The film […]Read More Kingdom of Heaven: Swords,Sand and Saladin.
Cleopatra (1963) is a somewhat fictionalised narrative about the legendary Egyptian Queen, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and the eventual fall of Egypt to Octavian. The movie was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewkz stars Rex Harrison as Julius Caesar, Richard Burton as Mark Antony and Rowdy McDowell as Octavian. The titular role […]Read More Cleopatra. Pomp,circumstance and myth.
In a world bloated with billion dollar effects laden franchises, with built in fan bases, Nolan has managed to prove that mainstream cinema can still accept old timely original films. I certainly think what sets Christopher Nolan apart other than his compelling ideas is his humble, old fashioned love of filmmaking. It takes a certain […]Read More Dunkirk. Boats, Planes and 70mm Film.