great films that hardly anyone has seen

I watched a film earlier that reminded me of a film I used to love, and it got me thinking about great films that hardly anyone has seen. The film I was thinking about was Mr Rice’s Secret a 2000 drama about a terminally ill boy called Owen who’s life is saved when his deceased 400 year old friend leaves behind a treasure hunt that leads him … Continue reading great films that hardly anyone has seen

Day 1: Your Favourite Movie

I have so many favourite films, all for different reasons. But if I had to pick just one it would have to be Paddy Considine’s directorial debut Tyrannosaur. Not only are the performances completely outstanding, but it’s a beautiful, moving and heart-wrenching film. Everything about it is bleak and stunning. Such a great example of contemporary British drama. It’s by no means a fun film, it’s very sad … Continue reading Day 1: Your Favourite Movie

Animal Cruelty in Films: How Far is too Far?

Quite a lot of films contain animal abuse, probably more than we’d like to believe, and I’ve always wondered how far filmmakers will go for entertainment, and how much we as an audience will accept purely so we can be entertained. From The Hangover in which a capuchin monkey became addicted to smoking thanks to a scene that involved the monkey being given a real, lit cigarette … Continue reading Animal Cruelty in Films: How Far is too Far?

“Most Films Now are Stupid” – My rant about Hollywood money making, and lazy film goers

I get a bit tired of people whining about films like Twilight, or long running franchises that don’t seem to end but continue to get worse. If I had a pound for the amount of times I’ve answered the question ‘Why do they keep making the same old things? Why not come up with something new?” with a simple ‘because it makes money’ I would … Continue reading “Most Films Now are Stupid” – My rant about Hollywood money making, and lazy film goers