Thursday, 31 January 2019

Blindspot 2019: The Battle of Algiers

Revolutions are rarely bloodless, in fact when they are it’s a notable occasion (think the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and German Revolution of 1989) but throughout history from the American Revolution to The Arab Spring violence has always been a major part of a civilian uprising. The reason for this is that violence is sometimes, seemingly, the only way to get governments to listen and even if there are instances where blood was not shed, these are special cases.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Beautiful Boy

A lot has been said about the subjects of Beautiful Boy and how it’s a perfect example of white privilege. While I understand the point these critics are trying to make, it is possible to comment on this without coming off an insensitive arsehole who decides empathy is only worthy for people without hefty wallets. A quote from a critic in The Guardian (shocker) does make the point that the wealthy have access to expensive treatments, but it’s just lacking in empathy.

Thursday Movie Picks #237: Movies You Walked Out On

This week’s theme comes from the mind of Brittani Burham from Rambling Film which, contrary to the name of her blog, is full of concise film reviews (among other stuff) that is certainly worth checking out. 

This week’s theme is movies you have walked out of. As I’ve only ever walked out of one movie (I’m getting my bloody money’s worth) I will populate this list with movies I didn’t finish (and never will).

Also make sure to check out as without him/her we'd never even have this blogging meme.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #236: 2018 Movies

At the time of writing I have seen 112 movies from 2018, but because of the way movie releasing works I am still yet to be given the opportunity to see some of the year’s most highly regarded films such as Burning and If Beale Street Could Talk.

Still here are three picks that are worthy of more attention. Also don't forget to visit -

Saturday, 12 January 2019

The Favourite

The Favourite has been a favourite amongst the critics but the disparity between the masses and critics is pretty telling (one person on google pretty much admitted to being closed minded and simple by saying they shouldn’t force arty stuff on the masses). They were disappointed at not getting exactly what they wanted, but anyone with any knowledge of the films of Yorgos Lanthimos will expect absurdist humour rather.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

One Cut of the Dead

One Cut of the Dead was the most lauded film of Frightfest 2018. Everyone was raving about it almost as though a virus has been passed from person to person that meant they were deeply in love with the film. For about thirty minutes I was completed stumped as to why people regarded this in any positive light. The acting was stilled and awkward, the dialogue awful and the makeup effects lame and cheap looking. The one cut technique was brave, but it seemed too much for an inexperienced crew.