Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch, as expected, is a continuously joyous ride full of laughs, actions and all out fun. Now, some of the issues that I had with the first Deadpool film persist; but a better understanding of what liberties they can take, and what budgetary constraints they have (under the guidance of a new, more experienced director), in my opinion, result in a more well-rounded, better constructed film. Deadpool 2 definitely has its faults, but they are faults that I feel can be easily overlooked, if you are happy to continue to accept the oddball world that this universe has established. So, let’s dive deeper into this film and see what it succeeds at, and what it doesn’t, shall we. Read more
It’s one of my favourite times of the year for films and one of my favourite pieces to write for my blog; this is all about remembering and praising some of the films that made some sort of impact on me throughout the year. It’s one of my favourite things to do: talk about films, and more importantly, talk about the aspects I loved about those films.
This isn’t a ‘Top 10 list’ (especially because I’m talking about more than 10 films this year – a first for me), nor am I saying these are the best films of the year. I’m simply pointing out the film that in one way or another, mattered to me and made some sort of impact. Whether it was in the moment of watching them or it was the effect they had on the old memory box, this is all about films that stood out to me and mattered to me.
Before I start, I’ll lay out some of the conditions: These are all films released in the UK, between January 1st and December 31st. They are also in no particular order, so one isn’t superior to another. This is all about talking about good films and perhaps making you aware of little gems you may have missed, or simply praising a film that despite being well-known is still deserving of being talked about. I will also be talking about my personal ‘Film of the Year’ in this piece as well, so look out for that.
But let’s bring this waffling to an end – enough of the ramblings – let’s get to the reason why you clicked onto this in the first place: ‘The Films That Stood Out to Me in 2017’: Read more
With the recent release of Christopher Nolan’s new film, Dunkirk. I felt now would be a great time to do a wee personal list, ranking all of Nolan’s films. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while now, and with a new film just being added to his incredible filmography, this seems like the perfect time to do so. I should point out that even though I have seen Dunkirk (which you can read the full, in-depth review of, by clicking this link) I still think it is too soon to add it to this list. I need more time to let the film settle, before I begin to rank it alongside Nolan’s other films. But again, if you want to know what I thought of the film, just click on that link above. So, enough with the intro-filled ramblings, let’s get to the thing you and I care most about in this piece: The list.
Logan, directed by James Mangold, delivers the film that both the character of Wolverine and the actor, Hugh Jackman have always deserved. A focus on characters and the support of a contained, simple story, make this not only the best the X-Men franchise of films has to offer, it also now puts it in contention for one of the best superhero films. It is also a touchingly fitting end to a character that has been played by the same actor for the last 17 years. I’m eager and excited to get into the review so let’s get to it. Read more
X-Men: Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer, is a film that tonal wise is a complete disaster. But perhaps its greatest failing, is the fact that, in the end, it’s a boring film. Early on I was completely disinterested in the plot of X-Men Apocalypse, and unfortunately that was a boredom that never went away. So let’s get this review underway and see where this film goes wrong. Read more
Eddie the Eagle, directed by Dexter Fletcher is a humble little film with an endearing character at its core, and a story that you can easily get behind. Now this is a film that is more than burdened with a few problems, but in the end, most of those didn’t end up ruining the experience for me. There’s a lot that may frustrate you about this film but there is just as much to love. So let’s get into what they are. Read more
Chappie, written and directed by Neil Blomkamp is a film that Blomkamp fans have come to expect from him. At its core is a brilliant concept, one that is a staple of Sci-fi films and Blomkamp approaches it in his own unique way and for the most part succeeds in his exploration of it, but with a story that doesn’t drive the film properly and a structure that does a disservice to its world and the characters means that Chappie is a film that comes with some major issues. Read more