Sunday 31 December 2017

My Top 10 Films of 2017

With 2017 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 12 months. 

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Monday 25 December 2017

My Top 5 TV Shows of 2017

Crikey, would you look at the date? 2017 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.

Tuesday 19 December 2017

My 2017 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 really excellent year for movies and arguably an even better year for movie music.

From Creedence Clearwater Revival (Kong: Skull Island, Free Fire) and Fleetwood Mac (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.) to Gang of Youths (Justice League) and Childish Gambino (Get Out), there has been no shortage of awesome needle drops in movies this year. I've included a host of my favourites in the playlist, including a couple of tracks from TV shows like Stranger Things and Riverdale. Of course, the biggest soundtrack of the year belonged to Edgar Wright's Baby Driver; I've plucked a handful of the most noteworthy songs from that mixtape also.

Monday 18 December 2017

Saturday 16 December 2017

Film Review: Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Director Rian Johnson assumes control of the Star Wars series and steers it into deeper, darker and stranger territory than ever before. Brace yourselves for shocks aplenty.

Saturday 9 December 2017

Thursday 23 November 2017

Dwayne Johnson: From Scorpion King to King of the Jungle

With his latest blockbuster movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle just a few short weeks away, I take a look back over the career of The Rock, a man who quite literally started from the bottom and worked his way up to the top.

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Film Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin

A biopic of English author AA Milne (Domhnall Gleeson), Goodbye Christopher Robin takes place between the wars and charts the inception of the beloved Winnie the Pooh novels.

Sunday 22 October 2017

Film Review: Jawbone

Unpretentious and unforgiving, Jawbone will make your head spin. 

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Classic Film: Blade Runner

With Blade Runner 2049 about to hit cinemas, I take a look back on the lasting legacy and impact of Ridley Scott's original Blade Runner.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Film Review: Battle of the Sexes

It's Emma Stone versus Steve Carrell in Battle of the Sexes, a biopic which recounts rising female tennis star Billie Jean King's exhibition match-up against ageing chauvinist Bobby Riggs. 

Sunday 17 September 2017

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Is Rotten Tomatoes Ruining Film Criticism?

Hollywood is blaming Rotten Tomatoes for its rotten summer – but do they actually have a point? I play devil’s advocate on a hot button issue relating to film criticism. 

Monday 11 September 2017

Film Review: Mountain

Directed by Australian documentarian Jennifer Peedom, Mountain is a unique cinematic and musical fusion that examines the power high places have on shaping our lives and dreams. 

Sunday 27 August 2017

The Feeling Fuzzier Guide to Spoiler Etiquette

Navigating spoilers on social media and at work can feel a bit like creeping through a minefield – but it doesn’t have to be such a stressful and strenuous task. 

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Sunday 6 August 2017

2017 Blockbusters: Winners and Losers

Amazonian warriors, talking racoons and resurrected Egyptian mummies; 2017 has certainly had plenty for film fans from all walks of life to enjoy. 

From unexpected successes to high-profile bombs, this year  has seen its fair share of ups and downs, and with the curtain closing on another blockbuster season, I thought now would be a good time to sit back and assess the varying winners and losers.

Which films, stars and studios have seen their stocks rise? Who has had a nightmare summer season? Give my conclusions a quick read and let me know what you think in the comments section down below!

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Saturday 8 July 2017

Film Review: Becoming Bond

Becoming Bond is a candid behind-the-scenes look at the career of George Lazenby, an Australian model who was suddenly thrust into the limelight as one of the most iconic characters ever.


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