2010's, 8 Candles, Comedy, Drama

BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)


2014 DIRECTOR: Alejandro G. Iñárrit May contain spoilers! Taking the awards season by storm in 2014/2015, Birdman is a film which is launching an unremitting assault on modern cinema, as well as the cult of celebrity. It all begin with the casting of Michael Keaton, who let us face it, has not really reached the potential… Continue reading BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

1960's, 8 Candles, Action, Adventure, CINERAMA, Comedy, Thriller

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (SCENT OF MYSTERY) (CINERAMA)


1960 (Scent Of Mystery ~ 70mm/Smell-o-vision) 1962 (Holiday In Spain ~ (3-Strip & 70mm Cinerama) DIRECTOR: Jack Cardiff Contains spoilers!!! Where to start with this one. Beginning life with one supposedly revolutionary process, as the Smell-o-vision 70mm extravaganza in 1960, it would end up being re-cut into the then flailing widescreen format of Cinerama in… Continue reading HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (SCENT OF MYSTERY) (CINERAMA)

2000's, 2010's, 8 Candles, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Star Wars

STAR WARS: EPISODES I – III: A PHANTOM EDIT (FAN FILM)


2014 (1999, 2002 & 2005) DIRECTORS: GEORGE LUCAS (ORIGINAL FOOTAGE) & ANDREW KWAN (RE-EDIT) Contains spoilers! A fan edit making waves on Youtube, A Phantom Edit attempts to make the best of what are, whether you like the prequels or not, poorly written and conceived scripts. The execution is weak, acting and direction is clunky and too much… Continue reading STAR WARS: EPISODES I – III: A PHANTOM EDIT (FAN FILM)

10 Candles, 1980's, 1990's, 8 Candles, 9 Candles, Action, Comedy, Steven Spielberg

BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY


 1985, 1989 & 1990 DIRECTOR: Robert Zemekis May contain spoilers! Whist last Wednesday, we celebrated what was dubbed Back To The Future Day on social media, the 21st of October 2015 was the day that Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travelled to when they went 30 years into the future… Continue reading BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY

1960's, 8 Candles, CINERAMA

THE BEST OF CINERAMA (CINERAMA)


1963 May contain spoilers! Created as filler to use between major Cinerama performances during the early 1960's, it is rumoured that there were other, rougher cut versions of this as early as 1960, but this, the "final" version as it were, was initially played in the interim before How The West Was Won (1962) hit… Continue reading THE BEST OF CINERAMA (CINERAMA)

1990's, 8 Candles, Animation

WALLACE AND GROMIT IN A CLOSE SHAVE (SHORT)


1995 DIRECTOR: Nick Park May contain spoilers! The third short in the Wallace and Gromit series of Nick Park (Creature Comforts) directed films, Ardman Animation were on a role in the 1990's with these Christmas favourites. Beginning in 1993 with A Grand Day Out and following it up a year later with superior, The Wrong Trousers… Continue reading WALLACE AND GROMIT IN A CLOSE SHAVE (SHORT)

2000's, 8 Candles, Documentary

9|11 (TV DOCUMENTARY)


2002 DIRECTORS: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet & Jules Naudet 9|11 was first aired on the 1st Anniversary of the attacks in September 2001, but by now, the 14th Anniversary of the world-changing event, 9|11 has lost some of its poignancy but not much. After so many more detailed accounts, following the jumpers, the heroic emergency services and the… Continue reading 9|11 (TV DOCUMENTARY)

2010's, 8 Candles, Action, Mission: Impossible

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION


2015 DIRECTOR: Christopher Mcquarrie May contain spoilers! By number 5, the Mission: Impossible franchise seems to be finding its feet. Tom Cruise's ego, whilst still on top form, is now conceding more to a weary audience that he is not the centre of attention, at least not all the time. In this case, the master… Continue reading MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION