Yes, there are loads of bona-fide classic Westerns out there, with the bulk being from the ’50s and ’60s. That said, there new ones being made all the time. It’s a genre that continues to fascinate us as moviegoers. And with these new stories, filmmakers are finding new ways to tell them and present them,… Continue reading My five favourite modern Westerns
Following my first stab last year at reviewing my favourite films of the year in Haiku form, I decided to give it another go. Remember, these little Japanese poems are three lines made up of five syllables, then seven, then five. Gravity Explosion in space Debris flying everywhere The will to survive Captain Philips Somali… Continue reading Best films of 2013: Haiku reviews
Looking back, it’s not been a bad year for cinema. Perhaps not vintage, but we’ve had some crackers over the last twelve months. Here are my whittled down favourites, followed by a list of those I’m sure I’d like a lot but have yet to see. So… two lists, in a weird way.
With The Great Gatsby just out and The Wolf of Wall Street on the way, it got me thinking about the career of the lead in both; one Leonardo DiCaprio. Talk about an impressive CV. Since the early ’90s, he’s dazzled us with a wide range of performances across numerous genres. His filmography reads like… Continue reading On my mind… Leonardo DiCaprio
From a failed heist gangster movie and female assassin revenge tale, through to an alternative take on the death of Hitler and Spaghetti Western tackling racism in the deep south – Quentin Tarantino has never failed to defy expectation. Indeed, he’s spoken in the past about how he wants to maintain a consistently high standard… Continue reading Django, Tarantino, Waltz and fantastic Foxx