Blog: #08 10 Worst Best Picture Winners 1970-2017

When I started my film reviews I went through all the films which won Best Picture at the Oscars, started with 2017's Moonlight before stopping abruptly after Patton (more on that, later). Here is a countdown of my 10 least favourite of those films which won Best Picture. 10) Gandhi, * * * ½ A lengthy film... Continue Reading →

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Film Review: Lady Bird (2018)

2018 in Cinema: Lady Bird, 2018 Directed by: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith   Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Soairse Ronan) is a rebellious, angry teenager in the final year of high school, with all the troubles of new relationships, friendships... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: X-Men (2000)

Marvel vs. DC: X-Men, 2000 Directed by: Bryan Singer Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Anna Paquin   We’ve finally broke into the 21st century, and Marvel’s sixth film is finally the first to break a score higher than 2*. X-Men, the... Continue Reading →

Film Review: I, Tonya (2018)

2018 in Cinema: I, Tonya, 2018 Directed by: Craig Gillespie Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale   In Suicide Squad she was poor. In Goodbye Christopher Robin she was okay. In I, Tonya Margot Robbie was simply sublime. A biographical black comedy about the life of figure skater Tonya Harding... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Blade (1998)

Marvel vs. DC: Blade, 1998 Directed by: Stephen Norrington Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue   Still following in DC’s footsteps, Marvel have brought their own black superhero film (and no, I’m not taking about Black Panther, despite the praise that film is receiving for its use of a black... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Steel (1997)

Marvel vs. DC: Steel, 1997 Directed by: Kenneth Johnson Starring: Shaquille O’Neal, Annabeth Gish, Richard Roundtree, Judd Nelson   Quite timely having this film with Black Panther getting all the attention for being a film about a black superhero. Blade may have given Marvel one already (which some fans seem to have forgotten about), but... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Batman & Robin (1997)

Marvel vs. DC: Batman & Robin, 1997 Directed by: Joel Schumacher Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle Macpherson   Joel Shumacher is back in the director’s seat with Batman & Robin, a film that ruined the Batman character for me throughout most of my life.... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: Batman Forever (1995)

Marvel vs. DC: Batman Forever, 1995 Directed by: Joel Schumacher Starring: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O’Donnell, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle   Tim Burton is gone, Michael Keaton is gone: enter Joel Schumacher. This Batman film is certainly not in the same style as Batman or Batman Returns; the “comedy”... Continue Reading →

Classic Film Review: The Fantastic Four (1994)

Marvel vs. DC: The Fantastic Four, 1994 Directed by: Oley Sassone Starring: Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood, Rebecca Staab, Michael Bailey Smith, Kat Green, Joseph Cult   Originally created to be a major theatrical release, The Fantastic Four was soon bought and shelved (amid controversy over the real reason it was created), and having watched the... Continue Reading →

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