Top Ten: Actors Snubbed by Oscar

We’re now at the stage in the cinema calendar where the Oscar nominations have been announced and the films designed to bait the audience are being gushed over. Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks in a Cold War thriller. Tick. Cate Blanchett in a 1950s lesbian love story. Tick…

Top Ten: 1997 Films

A couple of years ago I listed my Top Ten films from 2001, a post that was inspired by a Facebook discussion. As I’ve not been making it to the cinema as often as I’d life recently, I’ve decided to repeat the exercise for a few different years – it might even come to be a series as I approach my 40th birthday…

I Was A Male War Bride

The easiest question in the world for me to answer is “Who is your favourite actor?” From the age of about six or seven the answer has been the same – Cary Grant. There are others I admire – James Stewart runs Grant a close second, Tom Hanks is always impressive…

The Sum Of All Fears

It’s now May and my New Year’s resolution to watch all of my unwatched DVDs hasn’t exactly got off to a great start. As we’re nearly halfway through the year I think we can all agree that it’s actually had a dreadful start. I think I have to watch about five films a day…

Top Ten: Harrison Ford Movies

Hard as it might be to believe, but Harrison Ford turns 70 today. In honour of this milestone here are 10 of my favourite Ford films.

Top Ten: Movie Presidents

He’s the most powerful man in the world. Makes the decisions that will affect us all – no matter which country we live in, has his finger on the nuclear button and is often the target of assassination plots. He is called upon to save the world…

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Star Wars

Star Wars comes to an end. In Return of the Jedi we say goodbye to characters which cinema and this franchise have ensured will remain in our hearts for eternity.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Star Wars

It’s generally acknowledged that Episode V of the Star Wars saga, The Empire Strikes Back, is the best film in the entire saga. It’s the one with the best action, the darkest themes and the most shocking discovery in cinema history….

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Star Wars

First things first. This film is, and always will be, just Star Wars. George Lucas can call it whatever he likes but he’s wrong.

Cowboys and Aliens

Total tosh – but fun and enjoyable tosh

The title was the first thing that attracted me to this film. Cowboys AND Aliens in the one movie. That thought alone made it almost unmissable then I learned that Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford were the leading mean and that just sealed the deal for me ….