Looking back on… Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone (2007) Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris Written by Josh Twitter | Website  The year is 2007 and Ben Affleck’s filmography is laden with critically panned films, including Daredevil, Gigli and Paycheck all in the same year (YIKES!). To come back from something like that takes... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Director: Travis Knight Starring: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes Written by Nathan Twitter | Website I have a few apologies to make; Laika Studio, I am so, so sorry that I have wrongfully dismissed your animation style over the years; Travis Knight, I am so, so... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Monsters

Monsters (2010) Directed by: Gareth Edwards Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies Written by Helen Twitter | Website After 2016’s Rogue One, Gareth Edwards is a household name now. Directing a Star Wars spin-off tends to have that effect on your career. He’d already been put on the map with 2014’s... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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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