The Greatest Showman and Its Fatal Flaw

I finally got around to watching the Greatest Showman.  It was okay. Much like Frozen, the soundtrack made the film, and while the film itself was okay,  without the fantastic soundtrack I think it would be forgotten about. I suppose I enjoyed it. Although I enjoyed it, something about it put me off the entire …

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How Do The Endings of The Descent Affect The Experience?

The Descent (Marshall, 2005) is now regarded as a masterpiece of British horror. The film follows Sarah, who recently lost her husband and daughter in a horrific accident, and a group of her friends as they go exploring a cave system, an expedition headed by the leader of the group, Juno. After finding out that …

A Taste of England’s Filmic History

Have you ever watched a film and wondered where you might have seen that setting before? Many picturesque cities in England are used for filming even if they aren't the setting, maybe as stand ins for other places or just for ease of filming. Here are three beloved English citites, and how they have been …

Review: McKellen: Playing the Part and Q&A at BFI Southbank, London

On 27th May 2018, I was lucky enough to be able to go to a documentary screening of a new film about Ian McKellen. The documentary was about the life and career of Sir Ian McKellen, a performer I admire a lot, and the ticket also included a Q&A with McKellen, Graham Norton and Martin …

Musings on Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler Heavy)

I eventually got around to watching Avengers: Infinity War on Sunday, and I have some feelings about it. I know everything that could have been said about this film already has been, but I just wanted to get my thoughts down. Honestly, I was underwhelmed by it. This could be due to the fact that …

Film Analysis: The Seven Deadly Sins in Se7en

Se7en was a film I studied a lot at university, but the most arguments I have about the film are about who the victims of the seven deadly sins actually are. Gluttony-The Gluttony victim is obvious; the man fed to death is the initial victim who sets up the plot and the first mystery. From …

King on Screen: The Stephen King Season at the BFI

Stephen King is one of my favourite authors ever, and has been a big inspiration to me for years, so I was so excited to hear that the BFI were doing a Stephen King season over September and October! As I was especially busy over this time, I didn't get to go to many events, …

Film Review: The Madame In Black (Vinsencius, 2017)

'The Madame in Black', or 'Svarta Madam' is a Swedish 24 minute short film written and directed by Jarno Lee Vinsencius. It centres around two siblings, Alex and Emma, who play a childhood game they used to play and are tormented by the object of the game, the Madame in Black. I came across this …