A political thriller starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour Hoffman should be the stuff of dreams but something holds this movie back. It is a very competent film and at no points is it ever bad or boring. It … Continue reading The Ides of March (2011) Review
TV has entered a new era of streaming and binge-watching. This has many positives, improving the writing of shows, developing story-lines which unfold over many episodes and also increasing the “must-watch” TV that prompts people to consume a whole season in … Continue reading The importance of “Previously on…”
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! When your main character is a villain, the only way to keep the stories interesting … Continue reading House of Cards (Season 4) TV Review
I review a whole season rather than individual episodes, so there is a chance of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the whole season yet, stop reading now! Lena Dunham has managed to create a series which almost entirely based around obnoxious characters … Continue reading Girls (Season 5) TV Review
Breaking the fourth wall is when a character or the movie/TV show directly acknowledges the audience. It could be by speaking directly to the audience or having the characters recognise that they are in a movie or a TV show. Recently … Continue reading The skill of Breaking the Fourth Wall.
Yesterday I started examining the career of Hollywood siblings. The idea was to see if there was any pattern. Do older siblings achieve more than their younger brother or sister? Is the sister always outshining the brother? I couldn’t find any … Continue reading Sibling vs Sibling: Who does it better? (Part 2)
I love House of Cards – both versions. When I first started to watch the UK version, I thought I was about to see a dated precursor to the excellent American, Netflix series which had enticed me in the first place. … Continue reading House of Cards UK vs House of Cards US