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.
Detroit (2017) is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars John Boyega, Will Poutler, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, and Nathan Davies Jr. It tells the story of a police raid in 1967 in one of the largest race riots in US history. It revolves around the true story of the […]Read More Detroit. Police Brutality, Mo Town and Motels.
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.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is the story of a former Australian cop living in a dystopian future helping a band of women escape a cruel warlord/cult-leader…I think. I’m a 90s kid. The first time I ever heard of anything to do with Mad Max, was Tupac’s music video for the classic ‘California love’. I […]Read More Fury Road: Chrome, guitars and flames
The Big Short (2015) is written and directed by Adam McKay based on the book by Micheal Lewis and stars Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. The film tells the true story of 4 groups who predicted the housing market crisis of the mid-2000s and how they take advantage of it. Let’s […]Read More The Big Short: Banking, Greed and Margot Robbie
Argo directed and starring Ben Affleck is the true story revolving around the 1979-1981 Iranian hostage crisis. The film centres around the Canadian/CIA mission to free six Americans seeking asylum in the Canadian ambassador’s house under the guise of making a fake movie of the same name. Such stories simply write themselves, and the obvious […]Read More Argo: Farsi, Filming and Fooling.
I think there’s a list of films everyone needs to see at least once in their lives. As for me, multiple viewings will do ;). That’s why flipping through Netflix yesterday, I had to revisit this classic. Heat (1995) directed by Micheal Mann starring a dream cast of Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, (a […]Read More Heat. Still burning.
In light of the recent hateful developments in Charlottesville, I thought I’d revisit this classic. *trigger warning* The film contains violent, gratuitous scenes as well as heavy swearing. American History X tells the story of white supremacist Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) and his journey from a young confused English literature student, to white supremacist leader, […]Read More Skinheads, N-words and 2017.
Sigh. The above image is best how I’d describe this disaster. The emoji movie tells the story of the ‘meh’ emoji, and his struggle to fit in because he can’t make only one face. Yes. You read that correctly. Never in my life have I witnessed a more unnecessary film.The entire film’s premise was based […]Read More They made a movie…about emojis.
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.