One thing you’ll notice very quickly about Vice is that it is not your usual biopic. Rather than take a straight, linear look at the life of Dick Cheney, Vice plays with the usual biopic tropes slightly. It mixes up the … Continue reading Oscars 2019: Vice (2018) Review
Views from the Sofa is 7 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at the past year and give some awards based on the movies we have viewed and reviewed within that year. … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2019
Ben and Dave add their movie knowledge and problem-solving talents to fixing the ailing DC Universe. In this episode we ask why the DC Universe is broken (or even if it is broken) and what can be done to fix it. … Continue reading The Views from the Sofa Podcast: Fixing the DC Universe
A month has flown and with it comes the second episode of Season 2 of The Views from the Sofa Podcast. This episode is all things Nightmares and Dreams. Dave and Ben discuss Halloween, the greatest horror icon of all … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Podcast: Season 2 Episode 3: A Sofa on Elm Street
To discuss movie endings there are inevitable spoilers ahead. Read with caution. Research any number of “best or worst movie twist” lists and you’ll find sites which both love and hate the “it was all a dream” movie trope. Sometimes it … Continue reading Dreams and Nightmares Month: Is “It was a Dream all along” just lazy storytelling?
Versus pits two films of similar genre, story, cast or any other tenious link against each other and decides which is better based not on quality but on different catagories shared between the two films. First up, Burton’s Batman takes on … Continue reading New Features Week: Batman (1989) Versus The Dark Knight
The Unreliable Narrator: A narrator in a movie, play or literature who’s reliability has been compromised. This post contains spoilers for many films featuring unreliable narrators You can’t discuss Twist Week without talking about the great use of unreliable narrators … Continue reading Twist Week: The Joy of the unreliable narrator
Christopher Nolan not only crafts the perfect superhero film but also one of the best film’s ever. There isn’t a misstep in the two and half hour running time of his Batman movie. It works from the ground-up, from soundtrack to story … Continue reading Review 500!: The Dark Knight (2008)
Christopher Nolan managed to not only reinvent Batman but do so in a grounded and realistic way. This is not a colourful, fantastical origin for a billionaire playboy who uses his wealth to fight crime. This is a dark, gritty and … Continue reading Countdown to Review 500 – Batman Begins (2005) Review
Some people seem to forget that actors and actresses have real lives as well. Society is so caught up in the culture of celebrity that aspirations, expectations and assumptions can be made of the lives of the famous people we watch on-screen. … Continue reading Does an actor’s real-life actions affect you watching their films?