Looking back on… Jaws

Jaws (1975) Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw Written by…well me actually! As soon as it was decided that the topic for 'Looking Back On' would be those overlooked or "snubbed" for Oscars, I'd decided on Jaws quicker than you could say "mechanical shark"! It is no secret whatsoever that Jaws is my favourite... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Star Wars

Star Wars (1977) Directed by: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew Written by Leslie Twitter | Website I often joke that when it comes to awards season, if you're nominated for the Oscar, you'd be better off not winning than claiming victory.... Continue Reading →

Looking back on…Sicario

Sicario (2015) Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro Written by Gavin Twitter | Website Oscar snubs will always get people interested. They will have their favourites and believe that it should have been recognised, and I am not different. Some films just resonate with you more than others and you... Continue Reading →

Ranking the Best Picture Nominees 2017

The countdown is on to the biggest event in the movie calendar, The 89th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars! I've already run through my picks and predictions, and continuing the theme of talking everything Oscars, here is my ranking of this year's Best Picture nominees!  Hacksaw Ridge Read my full review here. My feelings were... Continue Reading →

Oscars 2017 – Predictions

We're less than a week away now from the Big Show, and whilst many will be weighing in with their opinions and predictions, I thought you could probably do with some more and check out my picks! Enjoy! Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water Lucas Hedges, Manchester... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler (2014) Director: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton Written by Josh Twitter | Website  Snubs have always occurred at the Academy Awards, it’s just that they’ve become much more high profile and significant with the growing number of people talking about films over such things as social media. Some snubs are... Continue Reading →

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) – Review

Director: Chad Stahelski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Clauda Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo The Overview After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. (Source: IMDb) The Good John Wick (2014) proved to be... Continue Reading →

The Founder (2017) – Review

Director: John Lee Hancock Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern, Justin Randell Brooke, Kate Kneeland The Overview The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of... Continue Reading →

Looking back on…American Hustle

American Hustle (2013) Directed by: David O'Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner Written by Nathan Twitter | Website The first draft of this review initially featured the following line and the following line only; 'American Hustle is the good type of batsh*t crazy cinema you want'. I feel that Sarah was after... Continue Reading →

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