It hardly seems useful to introduce John Williams and his work. He is arguably the most recognized film composer to have lived, with blockbuster scores securing his spot at the top of the list. His work on Star Wars, Harry Potter, and all but three of Spielberg’s films have meant that his discography is huge … Continue reading What’s the score with John Williams?
Month: March 2018
What’s the score with Thomas Newman?
Thomas Newman is a film composer best known for his work with Disney and Sam Mendes. His film scores utilise many rare and ethnic instruments, often not heard in mainstream film scores, and his style is incredibly unique. Despite being nominated for 14 Academy Awards, he has never won one, making him one of the … Continue reading What’s the score with Thomas Newman?
What’s the score with Hans Zimmer?
Hans Zimmer is arguably one of the best renowned and well-respected film composers of all time. Known for his music for Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and many Christopher Nolan films, his style has been endlessly imitated, but his own talents lie much deeper than his ability to make a lot of dramatic noise. Zimmer … Continue reading What’s the score with Hans Zimmer?
The Problem with Trailers (and why I rarely watch them)
The new Infinity War trailer came out today, and already I’ve been asked by several people If I’ve seen it. The simple answer the people who ask is no I haven’t, and I don’t plan on. Here’s why.
Indiana Croft and the Temple of Dull (Tomb Raider review)
I’m in a rare position where I have never seen any of the other Lara Croft films, or played any of the games. With only a slight bit of knowledge about the character of Lara Croft before seeing Tomb Raider, I felt I was able to go in with no premonitions, and have a very unbiased view of the film...OH MY GOD IS IT BORING.
The Drugs don’t work, they just make it worse (Gringo Review)
Produced by Amazon Studios (you know, that online retailer that has decided to turn its hand to filmmaking), Gringo is a crime-comedy directed by Nash Edgerton (in his directorial debut). It stars David Oyelowo (who is by far the best part about the film) alongside Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried.
Sex, Lies and Suspicious Russians (Red Sparrow review)
Red Sparrow has been all over the media this week with criticism of overtly sexual scenes filled with gratuitous gore, mixed with a dull plot and lack of depth. I must admit, I don’t know what film everyone else was watching because I thought it was fantastic!
Lady and the Mum (Lady Bird review)
Odeon Coventry finally decided to show Lady Bird, a film that has been out for months and which has garnered some pretty major critical acclaim. Though it didn’t win, it was nominated at the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay, and it won the Golden Globe for best Comedy Film. This major acclaim got me very excited to see the film, and while it didn’t quite live up to my (very high) expectations, I did enjoy it.
STOP RUINING MY CHILDHOOD! (A Mini Rant about Disney Remakes)
I have resisted this post for a while now. I try and keep my film blog lighthearted and entertaining, but I think it’s finally time for my first rant (after my mini moans about ‘Beauty and The Beast’, this one has been a long time coming!) Disney are currently in a habit of rebooting all … Continue reading STOP RUINING MY CHILDHOOD! (A Mini Rant about Disney Remakes)
“…and the Winner Is” (2018 Oscars Predictions)
And so, the Oscars are upon us! I had really wanted to see all the nominees so I could give my fair opinion on who should win what, but unfortunately our local Odeon decided not to show Lady Bird or Phantom Thread, so I’ve missed them. I don’t, however, think they’ll win anything, but here … Continue reading “…and the Winner Is” (2018 Oscars Predictions)