Last year the BBC conducted a poll where David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive was voted the greatest film of the 21st century. Naturally this got the attention of people from different walks of life, all with different levels of interest in cinema. What people have to understand is that film critics (who like films in funny languages with weird writing down the bottom) will not select an ordinary film as the greatest. That’s the attitude you will have to take when watching Mulholland Drive, it is not an ordinary film.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
I must admit that I was pretty sniffy towards Passengers. I mean they took the rather cynical move of casting the two most popular, young and attractive actors in the leading roles. All the casting crew did was just pick two of the most popular actors have done with it. Still it was a little unfair that I turned my nose up because it turned out to be a rather enjoyable film.
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
When Raw premiered at the London Film Festival there were reports of people fainting in the aisles and vomiting in the toilets. Whether this is true or not, the media attention the film received was positive from there on…who wouldn’t want to see the film that made people faint and throw up? In actual fact this sort of attention does the film a disservice because it’s so much more than simply being a French Cannibal Horror film with vomit inducing gore.
Monday, 17 April 2017
Back in the 1930s and 1940s movie studios used to hire women to write women’s dialogue, they never got any credit for dialogue as the male screenwriter usually retained all of the credit. However, when war arrived on the shores of Britain many men were called up to arms, leaving many male dominated jobs (factory work and script writing) left unfilled unless they were taken by women. Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) took on such a role, helping pen the next great British film to inspire the nation. The fictional film is about the Dunkirk evacuation, and the ‘true’ story of the two women who boarded their ship to assist in the Dunkirk evacuation. For Catrin, life on the studio set is rife with casual sexism, but Catrin slowly gets the respect of her co-writers, particularly Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin).
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
You all know the story; when the Prince (Dan Stevens) refuses to accommodate a traveller in need he is turned into a beast as a punishment for all his selfish deeds but still has a chance to change. If he does not find love before the final petal falls off the rose he will be cursed for all eternity, living life as a beast. The world forgets about him bu when Maurice (Kevin Kline) is kidnapped by the beast his daughter, Belle (Emma Watson), offers to replace him. Imprisoned, Belle attempts to escape but in her bid to escape Belle is cornered by wolves, and rescued by the beast who injuries himself in the process. Belle tends to his injuries and pair begin to feel affection for one another. The village, however, get wind of Belle's capture and rush to storm the castle.
Friday, 7 April 2017
Romeo Aldea’s (Adrian Titieni) daughter, Eliza (Maria Dragus), is well on the way to studying at the prestigious University of Cambridge. Romeo wants what is best for his daughter (to leave Romania), but Eliza is attacked and injures her wrist days before her final exams. Without top marks, Eliza cannot attend university in the UK, however an alternative plan has been offered that will ensure Eliza's place at Cambridge, but this dishonest course of action goes against everything Romeo had tried to teach Eliza.
Thursday, 6 April 2017
As motor racing is a sport (don’t look at me like that! It bloody well is a sport) any fictional movie about racing won’t be quite as exciting as a true moment of sporting greatness. Perhaps, that’s why my picks are either based on true stories or are documentaries. Make sure to visit - http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.co.uk/
Monday, 3 April 2017
Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key are best known for their work on their sketch show, Key and Peele, which is on Comedy Central (I know this because I see it advertised when I watch Friends for the 1000th time). Key has starred in many supporting roles in multiple movies and the pair starred and wrote the enjoyable Keanu. This time Jordan Peele is in the directing chair (Key makes a small cameo appearance) helming one of the best reviewed films of the year thus far.