Saturday, 31 December 2016

My Top 10 Films of 2016


With 2016 coming to a close in just a few short hours, it's time to look back at the year that was and recount my favourite films from the last twelve months. 


Thursday, 29 December 2016

The 2016 Fuzzies Film Awards



You're following the Oscars and you've pretended to care about the Golden Globes - now, discover the film awards that really matter with the Fuzzies Film Awards!

Now into their fourth year, the Fuzzies have slowly grown from inauspicious beginnings to a worldwide audience of dozens! Who will take home prestigious awards such as Best Actor, Best Director and Best Onscreen Butt? Find out all the winners right here...

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

My Top 5 Worst Films of 2016


For the most part, my blog is all about discussing and celebrating awesome movies. Films that make you woop, cheer, punch the air, cry, gasp and grin with joy.

Inevitably, if you see as many movies as I do, there is going to be the occasional turkey. Every now and again, a film will come along that is just so utterly hopeless that it can't be ignored. This then is my Top 5 Worst Films of 2016.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

My Top 5 TV Shows of 2016


Crikey, would you look at the date? 2016 is almost over and that can only mean one thing - it's time to recap the best and worst that popular culture had to offer throughout the year.

Film Review: Trolls


Based on those ugly ass dolls from the 80s, Trolls is the latest animation from Dreamworks that partners Anna Kendrick with Justin Timberlake for a colourful yet disposable time at the movies.

My 2016 Movie Soundtrack Playlist

"I want to write and feel the drama. Music is essentially an emotional language, so you want to feel something from the relationships and build music based on those feelings" - Howard Shore

Every December I take a look back at the year that was and cherry pick some musical highlights, whether they be soaring orchestral scores or licensed tracks that have been inserted into films to great effect.

This year has been a stellar year for film scores in my opinion; now more than ever, I find myself listening to film scores in my spare time instead of 'normal' music.

My personal favourites include Johann Johannsson's haunting ambiance for Arrival, Abel Korzeniowski's sweeping score in Nocturnal Animals and Dario Marianelli's fantastic oriental inspired strings in Kubo and the Two Strings. Flashing back to the beginning of the year, Howard Shore and Ennio Morricone both worked wonders in Spotlight and The Hateful Eight respectively. More recently, the original scores for La La Land and Moana have been swimming through my head - you'll discover a lot of tracks from each in the playlist below.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Film Review: La La Land


A struggling actress and an unemployed pianist find renewed purpose in one another while chasing stardom in Hollywood. This is Damien Chazelle's applauded musical La La Land...

Monday, 19 December 2016

What Happened to Quality Christmas Movies?


The saying goes that they don’t make them like they used to. And while this broad adage can be applied to practically anything, it’s certainly true of contemporary Christmas movies…

Monday, 5 December 2016

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