So Marvel, in their quest to keep our eyeballs on their content at all times in 2021, have just dropped the teaser trailer for their next movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. I have to admit, it looks epic. A cross between Dr Strange and Black Panther – in terms of tone,… Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: teaser trailer thoughts
From Da 5 Bloods to Queen & Slim and Mangrove, here’s my top films from last year. What were yours?
Ok, normally I’d write a ‘best of’ roundup at the end of year or perhaps in January. But it’s now April and I’m only just getting around to it. I’ve been busy, and pandemic life gets in the way, to misquote Jurassic Park. But back to the matter at hand. What did I watch last… Continue reading My top tv shows of 2020
Now Marvel have started to get into TV in a big way I wanted to do a little list of characters played by women that I think are the best. And by best I mean the ones I like… the coolest ones.
Let’s get into it. The below are in no particular order, but just as thoughts came to me. I don’t know where thoughts come from, they just appear. (Bonus points if you know which movie I’m referencing.)
French actors to watch in 2021… who’s on your list? For me there’s a few I’ve seen of late which I think are cool. They all seem to be in upcoming sci-fi, too.
Ah, the humble gas/petrol station. Screenwriters love it as a setting for scenes. Perhaps because, in road movies at least, it offers a way for the characters to have a break from one another, to encounter other people, to get into trouble, assess their situation, that sort of thing. Here are five I like, from action and comedy to sci-fi.
I recently rewatched the 2015 movie Focus, about con artists, and seeing it again I was struck by how truly electric Margot Robbie is on screen… here are some of my favourite performances of hers.
Happy Fat Tuesday! (or Shrove Tuesday, as some say.) A few years ago I was lucky enough to take a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and whilst I experienced a lot during the week’s festivities, I still feel like I only scratched the surface of what the city had to offer. It’s that… Continue reading Fat Tuesday! Cool movies set in New Orleans
As most of us are locked down (note: it’s a pandemic), Valentine’s Day seems somewhat hollow. A good way to fight back against all the romance and declarations of love out there is with movies. But the opposite of romance, if you can find it. Think of them as palate cleansers. As a rule of… Continue reading Anti-Valentine’s Day movies
Someone I know recently dyed her hair pink. She’d previously had it purple, or was it green or blue? I forget, whatever the colour I remember it looked cool at the time, because, let’s face it, if you’ve got bright hair you’re automatically fifty per cent more interesting than most of us. I mean… it’s… Continue reading Favourite female film characters with brightly coloured hair