Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Tarantino’s swansong

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino – and it’s one you’d better make sure you watch because he’s only making one more and that’s it, he’s done. His legacy of ten films will be there for us to watch but no more will be made, verily the movie… Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Tarantino’s swansong

Has Colin Farrell lost his way?

I watched London Boulevard on TV at the weekend. The best way I can describe it is… You know those times when you’re feeling lonely and your phone buzzes? ‘Ah ha!’ you think, ‘I’ve got a text. Someone loves me’. Your chubby little fingers scramble to bring your device to life; only to discover it’s… Continue reading Has Colin Farrell lost his way?

Whatever happened to Christian Slater?

Not sure where this thought came from – one of my many random ones during the day I suppose. Whatever its origins, it’s an issue that needs addressing. Not that I’ll solve anything, but a problem shared is a problem halved, as my Nan likes to say. Some would say he’s had his day, perhaps… Continue reading Whatever happened to Christian Slater?

Seven Psychopaths – one psycho too many?

Fours years has passed since Writer/Director Martin McDonagh gave us the critically-acclaimed In Bruges – a film where two hitmen lie low in Belgium after a job goes awry. The pairing of Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell as gangsters with mismatched feelings at being stuck in aforesaid town provide some brilliantly scripted, darkly comic scenes.… Continue reading Seven Psychopaths – one psycho too many?

Emma Stone – rising star of Hollywood

There’s something about Emma Stone, only I cannot pinpoint her appeal. Maybe that’s part of her appeal? The other night I watched The Amazing Spider-Man – the latest franchise reboot – and Stone is great in it. Strong chemistry with Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, as you’d expect now they’re dating in real life. There’s not… Continue reading Emma Stone – rising star of Hollywood

Argo, Affleck and a hard-hitting Hollywood tale

I saw Argo the other night and thought it was great. Really tense throughout, with a few lighter moments to keep from getting too heavy. I said as much to friends and got told rather firmly that the film was historically inaccurate and missed the point. When I queried this I was told it didn’t… Continue reading Argo, Affleck and a hard-hitting Hollywood tale

Top 10 thinking man’s actresses

Hello my film-loving friends. Today I wish to share with you my list of a thinking man’s top actresses. Ladies that have a certain allure in terms of intelligence, physical beauty, acting prowess and – to avoid using an overused French phrase – an indefinable something. With each actress I’ve also mentioned the films that… Continue reading Top 10 thinking man’s actresses