Monday 28 November 2016

Rank the Films: Harry Potter

As any regular reader of this blog will know, I think lists are pretty darn nifty. I have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that pulls apart the pros and cons of a series of films, ranking them in order of bad to good.

To celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I'm delving back into the Wizarding World and ranking all of the films from worst to best. Across 16 years, five directors and nine movies, the Harry Potter universe has soundtracked my childhood, adolescence and early adulthood - which means the series holds a lot of cherished memories for me, someone who grew up devouring all of the books and associated materials.

So pull on your Hogwarts robes and grab your Nimbus 2000 - these are my thoughts on every Potter picture to date; where does your favourite rank? Read on to find out...

Saturday 12 November 2016

Film Review: Arrival

Arrival is the latest film from French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve; starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, it's a tightly-packaged sci-fi that firmly places itself amongst the best that 2016 has to offer.

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Film Review: A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom is a period biopic from director Amma Asante that follows a political upheaval in Botswana following the banishment of their King and his Caucasian wife by the British Empire in the 1950's.

Monday 7 November 2016

Interview: Michael Caton-Jones

They say variety is the spice of life – an oft-repeated adage that Scottish filmmaker Michael Caton-Jones has found to be self-evident over a directorial career stretching nearly three decades.

Sunday 6 November 2016

Film Review: Hell or High Water

A bleak and authentic modern western that doesn't take crap from nobody - David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water is hands down one of the best films of 2016.


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