At first look Goon looks like a boys film: blood, inappropriate jokes and sports. Don’t be fooled, it’s actually a lot deeper than that. This movie is proof that you don’t need to know anything about sports to enjoy the fastest game on earth.
Proof that a film doesn’t need explosions and CGI to be affecting, The Artist is the film that everyone is talking about at the moment. But is it deserved of its hype?
A brief (if a little belated) preview of 2012. It’s going to be a good year!
Check out the full list of nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards.
Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, a welcome edition to the franchise that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout
The Greek Kynodontas (Dogtooth) is a truly unique piece of cinema. Whether or not its a good piece of cinema is another matter.
Fincher’s long anticipated adaptation of Stieg Larson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is certainly making an impact. Opening with The Immigrant Song certainly implies it’s a heavy going film, but are there any lighter, entertaining aspects of the film? Well, Daniel Craig has his uses..
Before the release of Puss in Boots I took a look at the Shrek Quad-trilogy, as part of the new Fan of the Month feature. January’s Fan of the Month is Dan Gillingwater, a friend of the site who has supported Movie Writing from day one. As a thank you, I offered to review a film of his choice.
In our new Fan of the Month feature, Dan asked me to review the Shrek films in light of the new Puss in Boots movie. See my thoughts on the franchise here
Robert Downey Jnr. is back as Sherlock Holmes in A Game of Shadows. Is it as good as the first, or just a carbon copy? Well, it’s got a dog in it so I’m bound to love it either way!
2011 has been a brilliant year for films, but which ones made my list of favourites? After much deliberation, here are my favourite films of 2011.
Another one movie that has received great praise from the critics, We Need To Talk About Kevin has slotted in comfortably to many ‘best of 2011′ lists. Why does it have such an impact on people? Does it stay true to the novel?