27 January 2013

Django Unchained Review

It won't be surprising for anyone to hear that I am a massive fan of Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are in my top 20 favourite films and I don't think I've seen a bad film of his. With that said, what did I think of Django Unchained? It's his best work since Pulp Fiction, even better than I thought it was going to be.

Lincoln Review

When you think of Steven Spielberg doing a biopic of Abraham Lincoln, you immediately expect to see loads of overly sentimental nonsense. Lincoln is not that film, think of it less as a biopic of Lincoln and more of what if they did The West Wing with Lincoln, and it's even better than it sounds.

25 January 2013

Live Long and May the Force Be With You

Yesterday, news came out that JJ Abrams is being hired by Disney to be the director of Star Wars Episode 7. If this news is true, allow me to say that this is brilliant news.

23 January 2013

Les Miserables Review

When it was revealed that a Les Miserables musical movie was being made, I was excited to see how the songs and the overall feel of the play could translate to screen. Everything I heard about the film made it sound better and better. An excellent cast, live singing and Oscar winning director Tom Hooper at the helm. I was really looking forward to seeing how this could compete with my all time favourite movie musical, Across the Universe. Well today I went to see the film and it was okay, just okay.

10 January 2013

My Thoughts on the 2013 Oscar Nominations

So that was a mixed bag. I honestly don't know what to make of these nominations. There were some great nominations but some very obvious snubs (looking at the complete snub of The Dark Knight Rises in particular). So, with my usual categories and discounting the short films, I dive into the 2013 Oscar Nominations:

9 January 2013

My Thoughts on the 2013 BAFTA nominations

So it's that time of year again to give my thoughts on the BAFTA nominations released. As usual, my thoughts will be shown in the Will Win, Should Win and Missing sections and I will be discounting the short film nominations. With that out the way, let's dive in.