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
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
Horror is well and truly behind us and this month we take a reflective look at a conflict ending 100 years ago this November. World War 1 is an event that hasn’t made it to the big screen as often as … Continue reading WW1 and Documentary Month: The Launch!
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. Reboots rarely do … Continue reading What If… The Reboots/Remakes Came First?
I am a fan of most of the big trilogies. Back to the Future, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even The Matrix, have all managed to hook me in but Lord of the Rings never really managed to fire my imagination … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Review
I don’t know the last time I was so infuriated and frustrated watching a movie. The Frighteners has so many good ideas but is delivered as a muddled, mess of a film. Considering it comes from the guy who has … Continue reading The Frighteners (1996) Review
Son of Rambow is such a good idea, it could be nothing less than purely charming. It is a cast of mainly children, including one that is only now making his name in Hollywood, and takes its cue from a highly … Continue reading Son of Rambow (2007) Review