Category: Cinema

Latest writing on the movies.

Top 10 Movies of 2017

Who goes to the cinema anymore? Pretentious cinephile wankers who make end of the year top 10 lists. That’s who. Hi, my name is Charlie. Happy new year to you. I’m posting this on the last day of 2017 and although I haven’t seen every single film released in 2017, I believe I have enough to form a personal definitive… Read more →

“Peter, take my hand!” – Marvel’s Most Marvellous Moment

A discussion on the r/movies subreddit asked forumites what the greatest scene in the Marvel cinematic universe was. It’s the kind of discussion that dominates the subreddit on a frequent basis. The forum is increasingly devolving into discussion that is less concerned about actual movies or cinema and more distinctly about comic book movies and films from the last decade. The… Read more →

Doctor Strange – Where’s the weird?

    Along with Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch is a formative part of a relatively new troop of quintessential British actors. Public schooled, charismatic but self deprecating – ready made to tread the boards of the Globe and instinctively recite the best version of Hamlet you’ve ever seen. Since starring in Sherlock, Cumberbatch has presented himself as… Read more →

Xmen Apocalypse – Blue Man Group

Perhaps I am going soft as I reach the age of 30 but I really enjoyed Xmen Apocalypse and I simply cannot understand the large amounts of scathing reviews it has been getting since it’s release. Well actually, perhaps I can understand it. Whilst it is true we have long passed the point of peak superhero movies and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight… Read more →

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Captain America: Civil War Film Review – Something of a Marvel

We should all be sick of superhero movies by now. Captain America: Civil War is the thirteenth movie in Marvel Studio’s sprawling ‘cinematic universe’. Thirteenth. Go back a year and there was the feeling that things were starting to go stale. Despite all it’s spectacle, nothing really happened in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and not everyone was too enamoured with Ant… Read more →

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High-Rise : Inner City Problems

One of the recurring images I remember from GCSE Geography was a silhouette of a lonely looking elderly person staring glumly from out of their window of their high-rise apartment. The image was from an old VHS video of a taped BBC documentary belonging to our teacher who was adamant about scorching this particular image into our retinas so that… Read more →