Halloween movies to watch on streaming (UK) in 2021

It’s that time of year again — spooky Christmas! For some of us, Halloween is far more interesting an occasion to celebrate than the fake birthday of Jesus. It’s the time of year for witches, magic, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires, and things that go bump in the night. That time when weirdos and misfits come… Continue reading Halloween movies to watch on streaming (UK) in 2021

Knight fever! Who are your favourite knights in movies?

After watching The Green Knight at the cinema recently it got me thinking about knights in movies… movie knights, if you will — and which are the best, the bravest, the most chivalrous, and the funniest. That sort of thing. First, though, we need to define them. The dictionary describes a knight as ‘a mounted… Continue reading Knight fever! Who are your favourite knights in movies?

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: teaser trailer thoughts

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

Top ten women of the MCU (as of March 2021)

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 actresses to watch in 2021

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.

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Top five gas/petrol station scenes in movies

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.

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Top five Margot Robbie performances

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.