The body-swap plot has been done to death to varying degrees of success. A teenage boy and a teenage girl, from two very different locations and backgrounds, is a slightly different take on the idea and does manage to offer something … Continue reading Your Name (2016) Review
Not many franchises make it successfully and credibly to six films and far fewer then produce their best movie at the sixth time of trying. Somehow, that is exactly what The Fast and Furious franchise has managed to do. Building on … Continue reading Fast and Furious Month: Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Review
What a difference The Rock makes. It is a cynical view but a somewhat valid one that The Rock’s inclusion in the seemingly unstoppable franchise meant a few things for The Fast and Furious. First: That it was now looking to … Continue reading Fast and Furious Month: Fast 5 (2011) Review
Views from the Sofa’s Podcast returns! Tying in with Oscars Month, Adam and Ben discuss all things Awards related. This includes which categories should have been included in The Oscars, which movies have been shockingly overlooked and what sandwich won … Continue reading Oscars Month: Views from the Sofa Podcast – Episode 11: Best Sofa in a Supporting Role
How much you enjoy Florence Foster Jenkins will depend on how you view the movie. If you consider it a comedy, then apart from one specific scene, you will be disappointed. If you view it as a poignant drama, there … Continue reading Oscars Month: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Review
As always, each month there will be a new Theme for the blog. This month sees the launch of Oscars Movie month, looking specifically at the movies which have been nominated in the “major categories.” What are the major categories? These … Continue reading The Oscars Month – The Launch!
There is an unusual, excellent movie in Lake Mungo, however it is hidden underneath some confused story-telling and weird, muddled narrative. The ideas that Lake Mungo want to express are clearly original, directly from the documentary style opening which demonstrates that people … Continue reading Lake Mungo (2008) Review