The Amazing Spider-Man 2

As promised, here are my thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. You can find my write-up on the first film here… I touched upon some of the similarities and differences to the Raimi/Maguire trilogy in my first post. When I started watching the second one, my wife asked, “Is he still a photographer?”, toContinue reading “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Five Romantic Films to Watch on Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day so having finally cleared the hallway of a mountain of cards (Poor postman, or woman… having to deliver on a Sunday too!), I’ve appropriately compiled a list of five romantic films worth watching. For the record, I’ve avoided any films that have featured in my previous posts. Delicacy (2011) Audrey Tautou isContinue reading “Five Romantic Films to Watch on Valentine’s Day”

The Amazing Spider-Man

Continuing my rich vein of form having returned to film watching, I finally got around to viewing The Amazing Spider-Man. Before the Sam Raimi films, I was a big Tobey Maguire fan. I enjoyed those spidey films… even the third one! Having recently rewatched the trailer for the Marc Webb directed reboot starring Andrew Garfield,Continue reading “The Amazing Spider-Man”

Five More Films Not in the English Language to Watch During Lockdown

Not content with creating ridiculously long blog post titles, here are five more films not in the English language to watch during Lockdown (Or not Lockdown if you have an important job!)… Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998) A romantic drama that’s like nothing before it, is 1998 Spanish offering Lovers of the Arctic Circle.Continue reading “Five More Films Not in the English Language to Watch During Lockdown”

Five Cowboy Films to Watch During Lockdown

My last film recommendations post featured five films from the east (Well, Australasia and if we’re using a standard map!)… Now for five films from the west… Young Guns (1988) Emilio Estevez stars as Billy the Kid accompanied by his strong supporting cast of Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Casey Siemaszko, Dermot Mulroney andContinue reading “Five Cowboy Films to Watch During Lockdown”

Five Oz/NZ Based Films to Watch During Lockdown

Welcome to another ‘Five Films to Watch’ post. For clarity, this selection features films that take place in either Australia or New Zealand. It may be that the films were funded or produced etc. elsewhere. The Hunter (2011) Willem Dafoe stars in a film that left me obsessed with the Tasmanian Tiger (I can’t beContinue reading “Five Oz/NZ Based Films to Watch During Lockdown”

Five Films Not in the English Language to Watch During Lockdown

You’ve watched the documentaries that I recommended… Then stayed up late to view my animated film suggestions… Now it’s time to get over your aversion to subtitles (To be fair, you did that with some of the animated films!) and check out five films not in the English language. Enjoy… The Motorcycle DiariesContinue reading “Five Films Not in the English Language to Watch During Lockdown”

Five Animated Films to Watch During Lockdown

Following on from ‘Five Documentaries to Watch During Lockdown’… Here are five animated film recommendations. This selection is geared toward films aimed at adults though some are suitable for children. Waltz with Bashir (2008) Israeli former soldier Ari Folman wrote, produced and directed this fascinating film. Told in the Hebrew language, it recalls Folman’sContinue reading “Five Animated Films to Watch During Lockdown”

Five Documentaries to Watch During Lockdown!

Hi all Please see below for details/trailers of five documentaries that I thoroughly recommend you watch. Of course we’re not all locked down but if you are and need inspiration or if you’re not but can still find time, then check out the following. Disclaimer: Numbers two and four are the most depressing things thatContinue reading “Five Documentaries to Watch During Lockdown!”