Thursday, 29 November 2018

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is being transported from America to Europe to face prosecution for his crimes on European soil. Unsurprisingly, he escapes, and builds an army of followers to help him create a wizarding world of entirely pure-blooded wizards. Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists the help of Newt (Eddie Redmanye) to help move against the dark wizard.

Saturday, 24 November 2018


Dario Argento’s Suspiria is a gory classic with the most incredible colour palettes to ever grace a horror film. It’s brisk running time, corny script and iconic score only adds to the film’s everlasting legacy. So, when it was announced that the 1977 classic would be remade there were murmurings of discontent among horror aficionados who wondered if anything sacred was safe from the evils of a remake? Then Luca Guadagnino announced himself as director and, following the success of A Bigger Splash and Call Me By Your Name, people were curious. 

Thursday, 22 November 2018

They Shall Not Grow Old

Visual history has always provided us with a means to gain a better understanding of the past. It’s much easier to interpret something if we can see it for ourselves rather than trying to imagine it second hand. Even motion pictures have their use because they not only provide an understanding of the period they were made but they also provide an emotional understanding of the period they are set. Documentaries, books, journal articles give you the vital insight to critically analyse the visual medium of history.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018


It’s been five years since Steve McQueen’s previous feature film 12 Years a Slave which not only received widespread critical acclaim but won the Oscar for Best Picture also (however McQueen did not to win Best Director). Everyone was curious to see what his next project would be, and it was a curiosity that would be fed for almost five years.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Thursday Movie Picks - Museums

Museums tend to have a lot important stuff that’s of great value. Thus they are often target of a heist and two of my picks are heist movies.

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Monday, 12 November 2018


The Peterloo massacre is relatively unknown event among British people, yet it was still nominated as one of the events most in need of a proper memorial to commemorate the 15 people who were mowed down by the 15th Hussars in 1819. Mike Leigh’s film follows a shell-shocked soldier and his family as they try to live on meagre suppliers as their oppressors live lavishly off their hard work and suffering. Eventually, the family become involved in the revolutionary movement and find themselves at Petersfield on that fateful day.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Thursday Movie Picks

I know I’ve been away a while, just found it hard to watch as much films as I would need to in order to participate. Anyway, im here this week!

And this week the theme is gangsters. Funsies. Of course there are a ton of famous gangster movies such as The Godfather, Goodfelleas, Casino, White Heat but the gangster genre was at its peak around the time talkies were all the rage (and just before the Hays Code) so it’s not a surprise one of my picks is from that era.