Netflix: The Death of Cinema?

Short Answer: No! Oh you’d like me to elaborate, fair enough. Well before we delve into the matter at hand and what has started off this incessant debate throughout the media (namely words from one Mr Spielberg), let’s first go back to the beginning. It’s David Fincher’s fault! Back in 2012, Netflix was still nothing…

In the words of Dolph Lundgren, “I’m Back”..wait that’s not right…

Before we get started let’s discuss the major event in my absence, the new Avengers: Infinity War trailer, obviously! The extreme secretive nature of the film and its potential to completely change up the MCU, Kevin Feige has spoken repeatedly that this film represents an ending for this current version of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,…

An open letter to…

Dear Cinema, I’m writing this letter to all of you who run cinemas, the Odeons, the Cineworlds, the Picturehouses, the ones who hold the key to the darkness that so enraptures us film addicts. I am writing to challenge what is becoming a prevalent issue within the very fabric of cinema enjoyment. I’m sure you…

Carrie Fisher: The Force has gone silent!

I’ve always steered away from writing obituaries for lost stars. Not because I have felt a lack of sorrow, in fact this year has been akin to a G.R.R Martin style family gathering filled with pain and tears with Alan Rickman being one that particularly shook me. But more to do with the distance involved…

2016: The Year that…

My review of the year that is 2016 was meant to have started earlier than this, but alas time, work and my own foot dragging has led to it starting now. Currently attempting to build my top 25 of the year, as well as a run down of top moments, scores and many more, but…

Signs and one young man’s taste of movie fear!!

Film is in many ways a rite of passage. Through the years and as we reach the tip of adulthood it is the pictures that can allow us to make those early strides towards facing the big bad world. I think we all remember seeing our first kiss on screen, and in turn our first…

Summer 2016, What the hell went wrong??

We don’t ask for much from our summer blockbuster movies (for this ramble summer covers any film released between May and Aug), some cool action, fun characters and a story that sustains a no more than 2 hr runtime. Occasionally we get something more elevated than that, a Dark Knight or a Mad Max Fury…

Top 10 2016 so far…

Well the summer movie season is almost over, and what a dire one it has been (an upcoming ramble will delve into this, how exciting *not) but as we’ve exceeded the halfway point let’s see what makes the list of my fave films this year…so far. 10. Room: Devastating, and yet incredibly uplifting. Features two of the…

Suicide Squad and the Price of Expectations

This is a weekly, monthly, yearly, I’m not sure what yet, column dedicated to random musings around the world of film. Some of it may seem mental but when you’re drunk on film you don’t worry about these things until the morning after. Expectations are a bitch!!!! Let me phrase that with some context. This…