Mudbound is set at an interesting time in American history. The slave trade has not long been abolished so the after-effects of that groundbreaking decision and change in American society is still felt in the tension between the different races. Combine … Continue reading Review Bonanza: Mudbound (2017) 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!
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
It is difficult to bring something new to a war movie, particularly ones set during the Second World War. Films like Saving Private Ryan have brought the definitive vision of the war to the big screen and the story needs to … Continue reading Oscars Month: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Review
The key to the appeal of Ethel and Ernest is how ordinary the movie is. This is a love letter of sorts from graphic novel artist Raymond Briggs (of The Snowman fame) to his parents. It traces their life story, from … Continue reading Ethel and Ernest (2016) Review
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 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 … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 36: Outrage
It could be argued that Steven Spielberg doesn’t make bad movies. You don’t have to like his films to appreciate what he creates and the legacy that he is responsible for. Unfortunately, even the best directors have their misses and there … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2: 1941 (1979) Review