The mockumentary that has set a standard so high that any other mockumentary that is released is shadowed by the behemoth of this film. The spoof on English rock stars has never been so funny. Lets turn it up to 11, why 11? Because these go to 11. This is Spinal Tap follows the fictional band Spinal... Continue Reading →
Top 100 Films #95. Buried (2010)
Buried is one of those rare horror films that attempts something different. Horror is full of conventions and cliche and repeated concepts and Buried is a film that has a risky concept that could fail to keep the audiences attention for 90 minutes. One setting, one actor is a novel concept and it works. Buried starts with Ryan... Continue Reading →
Top 100 Films #96 Paranormal Activity (2007)
The film that set a new trend of horror of found footage films that are cheap to make but can easily reap back profits but alas was the most effective in its genre. Paranormal Activity is a classic horror that will be appreciated more as time goes by. Paranormal Activity follows Micah and Katie as they move... Continue Reading →
Top 100 Films #97 Dawn of the Dead (1978)
From the family animation comedy The Pagemaster to the pioneering Zombie Horror, Dawn of the Dead, is just a good indication of what to expect on this countdown. Dawn of the Dead was one of the first zombie films that hinted at the potential profitability and cultural significance that these movies could create. The film starts... Continue Reading →
Alien: Covenant (2017) Review (No Spoiler Review)
The Alien universe has come back after the lukewarm reception to Prometheus. Trailers ensue to a more 'alien' film and the return of the Xenomorph provides a film brimming with anticipation. A few years after the tragedy of Prometheus, the ship Covenant is looking for an habitable planet to recolonize. Their destination is 7 years away... Continue Reading →
Berlinale Film Festival 2016.
Going to a film festival is not the most common reason in taking a trip to Berlin. The vast history of Berlin, divided by two political ideologies for the majority of the 20th century, seems to be the perfect place to introduce the public to cinemas vast and expansive culture. The events ranged from specialist press... Continue Reading →
Wes Craven (1939-2015)
Wes Craven passed away on the 30th of August and it has impacted the film industry hugely. Wes Craven was a master of the Horror genre and a personal hero of mine. If it wasn't for his pioneering Horror, Nightmare On Elm Street, I don't think I would be so enthralled by the medium. Horror... Continue Reading →
Top 5 Stephen King Film Adaptations.
Top 5 Stephen King Film Adaptations. Stephen King is famed for being one of the greatest horror writers of our generation and is one of a few writers that has had their work adapted to film and been a financial and a critical success. Stephen King has had about 50 film adaptations of his work... Continue Reading →