Whether you attribute it to the #metoo movement or to the growing demand for fairer involvement by women in the entertainment industry or whether it would have happened regardless: You can use The Favourite as an example of a great … Continue reading Oscars 2019: The Favourite (2018) Review
There is something very simple about adding colour to black and white footage but somehow this technique brings the First World War to life in a way not realised before. It makes the event feel much more current and not over … Continue reading WW1 and Documentary Month: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Review
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen the … Continue reading Trailer of the Week: Mary Queen of Scots
Winston Churchill is one of the most iconic figures in world history, let alone British history, so the task of playing him would have to fall to someone almost equally as iconic. Gary Oldman doesn’t naturally fit that role. He doesn’t … Continue reading Darkest Hour (2017) Review
I am a History Teacher in my “real-life” and one with very little survival skills. Movies very regularly put average people in extraordinary situations and I often watch, as many other people do, and wonder “how long would I survive … Continue reading How long would I survive… Jurassic Park?
There is something very familiar about Hidden Figures. It isn’t the story itself, although Hollywood has documented the struggle of African-Americans during the 60s many times before. Neither is it the acting, which is a dependable and very good. It … Continue reading Oscars Month: Hidden Figures (2016) Review
There were two major decisions that director Pablo Larrain had to make when considering a movie about the life of Jackie Kennedy. The first is whether to choose one aspect of her life or try to cover her whole life? The … Continue reading Oscars Month: Jackie (2016) Review