Category Movies

25 Reasons to love Die Hard/ Reason #21: It is a Great, If Alternative Christmas Movie.

When you think of Christmas movies Diehard does not necessarily spring to mind; however regardless of this assumption it is really typical of this seasonal sub genre. Smaltz is a word that has been specifically created for your average Christmas movie and its origins can be traced back to Hollywood movies of the 1940’s where […]

Is Seven Psychopaths Tarantinoesque? No (a Review)

The archetypal movie psychopath; from Hannibal Lector to Tommy De Vito to Travis Bickle and to Norman Bates are often portrayed as cool and glamorous. Psychopaths generally populate a movie to spice up the narrative, so the common spectator can live his life through the character. But the word psychopath for me seems to have […]

Movember Movie Moustaches: top six

  The Stranger the Big Lebowski The Bandit Smokey and the  Bandit LandoC larission Empire Strikes Back Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Daniel Plainview There Will Be Blood Ron Burgandy Anchorman The Legend of Ron Burgandy

25 Reasons to love Die Hard: Reason #22 the relationship between Sergeant Al Powell and John McClane and the positive representation of black people in DieHard

Now I am not saying this is a groundbreaking film in terms of race relations, but whilst watching Diehard in the 80s it was a welcome surprise that the black characters in this film are mostly positive. Think about it, the most positive black could get in the 1980s meant either Eddie Murphy or Richard […]

Russell Means

Russell Means November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012 Means is best remembered for his role in The Last of the Mohican’s but he was much more than an actor. More importantly he was a champion for Native American rights, a cause which is often neglected in the United States.

to commemorate halloween

In response to a wonderful post from our friend: dead finks don’t blog top ten scariest scenes I have comprised a shorter list below of six to commemorate Halloween: 6. Carrie What is a dream and what is real? This is a common ploy in horror movies and this scene from DePalma’s adaption of Stephen […]

Surrealism alive and kicking in Ruby Sparks (review) and Beasts of the Southern Wild (review)

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD REVIEW Expectations were high when I went to see Beasts of the Southern Wild yet unfortunately I came out of the cinema feeling extremely cheated. The appeal in going to watch such a film lay in the fact that this year I had doused myself in the viewing experience of […]