Michael Fassbender: The shame of Hollywood

What is it with Michael Fassbender? Until a few years ago most of us had never heard of him. Now he seems to be in practically everything. Let’s get this straight, this post isn’t a rant in his general direction, I think he’s a phenomenal actor. It’s just we’re all liable to suffer Fassbender burnout… Continue reading Michael Fassbender: The shame of Hollywood

Brilliance of Brad Pitt: his top 10 best performances

For this post I’d like to discuss the career and my chosen favourite roles of Mr William Bradley Pitt. But where are some of his recent critically acclaimed films you may ask? Well, I can only list films I’ve seen and I have yet to see Tree of Life, Moneyball and Babel, so cannot include… Continue reading Brilliance of Brad Pitt: his top 10 best performances

My top 10 supercool film soundtracks

The Life Aquatic (Wes Anderson) Two reasons this is my top choice, Seu Jorge and David Bowie. Seu Jorge’s take on Bowie tracks perfectly complemented the film. Standouts for me include his versions of ‘Life on Mars’, ‘Space Oddity and ‘Rebel Rebel’. Oh, and ‘Changes’, it’s beautiful. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) It’s hard to select… Continue reading My top 10 supercool film soundtracks

Who are the top 20 most intense actors of recent times?

I do like an intense character and performance when I’m watching a film. Someone who literally rivets and welds you to the screen, look away at your peril. Some people probably like their films bright and breezy. I don’t mind those too, but there’s something about intensity that leaves a lasting impression. You remember those… Continue reading Who are the top 20 most intense actors of recent times?

Marvel – masters of the cinematic universe

For this posting I’d like to discuss the evolution of the Marvel universe. I recently – finally – got around to seeing The Avengers. Or, as it’s known in the UK, Avengers Assemble (damn you, Steed). I have to say, having unavoidably seen and heard many reviews, I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy it and… Continue reading Marvel – masters of the cinematic universe

The wonderful weirdness of Johnny Depp

I was thinking about the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill remake of 21 Jump Street recently – incidentally a really good film, Tatum is much funnier than I expected – and it reminded me of Johnny Depp’s cameo near the end. A complete scene-stealing, unexpected moment that lasts less than 2 minutes. It’s brilliant. Check… Continue reading The wonderful weirdness of Johnny Depp

Dark Knight – the rise of Robin?

Fair play to Joseph Gordon Levitt (hereafter known as JGL), his career has been incredibly interesting. He has only recently started to appear in proper blockbuster type films, most of those with Chris Nolan. I remember him from his Third Rock from the Sun days. If you watch the early episodes you realise how young… Continue reading Dark Knight – the rise of Robin?