Shame.

Director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender are proving to be one of Britain’s most flourishing collaborations. After the critical success of their first project Hunger, there was room for the duo to explore new territory. Fassbender brings a bleakness to the films of McQueen; a genuine sense of desperation that is usually so hard to capture. … Continue reading

The Magic of Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks, possibly responsible for some of the greatest movie lines of all time, has had an admirable career. The stamina and consistency of his career and success lies in his ability to cover all bases. From the late eighties, Hanks has been a friendly and familiar cinematic star. Appearing in a staggering number of … Continue reading

Westworld.

When a film promises rogue cowboy robots, there is destined to be a particularly high level of enjoyment. Westworld explores the chaos that follows when the robots that operate on a futuristic, fantasy amusement park suffer a serious malfunction. The film opens with an advertisement for ‘Delos’ the amusement park that costs guests $1000 dollars … Continue reading

The Purge.

When the premise of a film is so intriguing and original, there is an immediate pressure upon the project and its delivery. When it is a good idea that forms the base of a movie, everything piled upon it has to be equally sturdy in order for an audience to accept and enjoy what they … Continue reading

Sleepers.

When one great performance dominates a film, such as Dustin Hoffman’s portrayal of Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man, it is not easily forgotten. Yet, occasionally, when several great actors unite in a piece of work and consistently balance and complement one another, it is often the case that we forget such a film as there was not … Continue reading

Museum Re-Vamp.

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to a blogger’s evening event at The National Media Museum in Bradford. A group of 15-25 of us were treated to an exclusive after hours look around the two exhibitions that the museum is currently hosting and were given a literal taste of what the new dining … Continue reading

To Kill a Mockingbird.

  Remaining loyal to a book is a braver feat than we may automatically presume. Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is the latest adaptation of a piece of classic American literature and he has been both criticised and commended for his personal take on one of America’s most beloved novels. It seems, these days, many film makers are … Continue reading