You’d be forgiven for thinking Widows was going to be a high-end heist movie. It is directed by Steve McQueen who has made a name for major titles including Shame and 12 Years a Slave. The cast is fantastic, from heavyweights … Continue reading Best of the Rest 2018: Widows (2018) Review
Views from the Sofa is 6 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 watched this year. These awards are … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2018
Views from the Sofa’s Greatest Scenes is a list of the greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from many different … Continue reading Greatest Movie Scenes Number 43: “Why Don’t You Like Me?”
One major mix-up but no real surprises from The 89th Oscars ceremony. You could have put money (literally) on the outcome of the awards and bookmakers, for the most part, had it right. Although my predictions were based more on … Continue reading Oscars Month: My Views on The Oscars 2017
The Oscars are tonight and after a month of viewing all the films featured in the major categories, it is now time to give my predications. I’m going to give two separate predictions, what I think the Academy will choose … Continue reading Oscars Month: My Oscar Predictions
How do you define a “best supporting role?” Is it screen time? Position in the story? Relationship to the lead character? Audience perception? Two categories in The Oscars award people for their “supporting” roles but when you look through past … Continue reading Oscars Month: Should “Best Supporting role” even be a category?
Sometimes a gripping narrative driven by action and huge set-pieces isn’t necessary. Some films can survive on a central performance instead, forcing the narrative forward through the actions, even if they are fairly subtle, can sometimes be enough. To do this … Continue reading Oscars Month: Fences (2016) Review