Opinion: One year on: Batman V Superman, film criticism and bloggers

Find my new review of Batman V Superman below, The media reaction to Batman V Superman: Whether you absolutely loved Batman V Superman, or felt it was a critical dud, there is little denying the film was among the most talked about films of 2016. BvS became symbolic of the war between bloggers and professional … Continue reading Opinion: One year on: Batman V Superman, film criticism and bloggers

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Opinion: How did La La Land lose Best Picture?

After cooling off from the chaos that ensued on the Oscar's stage on Sunday night, I want to ask how the hell did 'La La Land', a film with 14 nominations, 6 Oscars, 7 Golden Globes (more than any other film in history), numerous BAFTAs etc, lose Best Picture. And therefore, what pushed Moonlight to … Continue reading Opinion: How did La La Land lose Best Picture?

Opinion: The Biggest Upset in Oscar History

The title to this article refers to two things. First of all, La La Land was announced as the winner of Best Picture, then suddenly, after all speeches had finished, it was revealed that there had been a production mistake and the Oscar actually went to Moonlight. Looking past who should have won, it should … Continue reading Opinion: The Biggest Upset in Oscar History

Opinion: Historical accuracy in contemporary film

Over the last few weeks I have watched many biopics and historical films, all of which have given a fairly accurate recount of events and the lives of inspiring figures. However, whenever I watch these films I always consider what has been altered or changed in order to make the story more compelling or to … Continue reading Opinion: Historical accuracy in contemporary film

Opinion: Meryl Streep’s Speech represents Hollywood’s problem

I am a massive fan of Meryl Streep. By which I mean, I could watch 'The Devil Wears Prada' on a loop, just to hear her glossy, meticulously articulated words of utter devastation. She is, simply, the greatest and there is no denying that. But what fuelled me to write this article, are her comments … Continue reading Opinion: Meryl Streep’s Speech represents Hollywood’s problem

Opinion: Fight Club discusses the reality of extremist religion and routines.

'Fight Club' (David Fincher, 1999) is probably the most analysed film in history. It's a soaring achievement in cinema, a twisting, escalating movie that is able to provide a profound sense of timeliness whatever the period viewed in. It is my interpretation that Fight Club, in short, is a representation of extremist religion and cult figures, a … Continue reading Opinion: Fight Club discusses the reality of extremist religion and routines.

Opinion: Doctor Strange deals with acceptance, terrorism, extremism and stoicism.

Contains Spoilers Find my Spoiler Free Review HERE The recently released film, 'Doctor Strange' admittedly has a few familiar features, however, its portrayal of the titular character and his journey of self-enlightenment and understanding is complex and striking.The redemption of Doctor Stephen Strange, in trying to save his career and reputation after causing a car crash and … Continue reading Opinion: Doctor Strange deals with acceptance, terrorism, extremism and stoicism.