There is such thing as an “Oscar movie.” There are types of movies which win the coveted nominations and plenty of movies which feel like they should be considered but aren’t. A superhero movie and Sci-Fi spectacle could get a … Continue reading Oscar Month: 16 times the Academy nominated “non-Oscar” movies
You can’t blame the producers and studio behind Dark Places for hoping it would be a sleeper hit. Based on a novel by the writer of Gone Girl, starring an accomplished actress in the lead role, centered around a drip-fed mystery … Continue reading Dark Places (2015) Review
At some point superhero movies will die away. I’m sure it will be with a whimper rather than a bang but just like westerns, musicals and movies about the Romans and Egyptians, the superhero genre will cease to be. New genres … Continue reading What will eventually replace Superhero movies?
I don’t usually comment or care about awards shows. I think they are often so detached from the actual movie-watching public that their results don’t often reflect the opinions of the general audience or even the best of the movies that … Continue reading My Views on The Oscars 2016
Today is the fourth anniversary of Views of the Sofa. To commemorate the birthday of the blog, I take a look back at the previous year in film with my Views from the Sofa Awards. These awards are slightly different … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2016
Some films perfectly deliver what they promise. If you are going to Mad Max: Fury Road looking for high drama or a deep, emotional tale which will make you contemplate, life, love and your general outlook on existence then you are … Continue reading Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Review