When I think of Hollywood, there is only one movie that springs to mind for me, and that is Billy Wilder’s masterpiece “Sunset Boulevard”. Billy Wilder was the master of creating stories on screen with notable titles such as “The Apartment”, “Sabrina” and the widely acclaimed comedy “Some Like It Hot”, which will be forever celebrated … More Holiday Prep Series | Movies that capture the heart of L.A | 2
In just a week and six days (but who’s counting), I will be jetting off to my dream holiday destination of California. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Over the past five months of preparation, my poor boyfriend, family and friends have heard me chirp on about nothing else and I have been making … More Holiday Prep Series | Movies that capture the heart of L.A | 1
We are currently going through a period of social change, with many powerful movements making headlines. In the forefront is equal opportunities for women. The recent result of the U.S Presidential election saw tens of thousands of women marching for their rights in Washington and across major cities around the world, creating an explosion of … More “Hidden Figures”- The story of three women changing the course of history
The wait was over and the most glamorous evening in the cinematic calendar had arrived as we found out the winners and losers of award season’s crown jewel, the Academy Awards. In the UK, it takes real commitment to keep awake throughout the night and watch the ceremony from beginning to end (the ceremony starts … More 89th Annual Academy Awards | Hour by Hour
If there is any man in tinsel town who needs no introduction, it is Mr Martin Scorsese. Hollywood film director, actor, producer and film preservationist, with a career that spans over 50 years, Scorsese is a true giant of cinema. When I heard that he would be at the British Film Institute (“BFI”) discussing his … More Martin Scorsese- In Conversation
London’s premier immersive experience, Secret Cinema (“SC”) is back with its latest show, Baz Luhrman’s 2001 musical spectacular “Moulin Rouge!”. Past productions such as “Back to the Future”, “Star Wars” and “Shawshank Redemption” have been thrilling audiences for a number of years now and SC has never been afraid to push the boundaries when it comes … More Secret Cinema Presents “Moulin Rouge!” Top tips to prepare for an epic night
So I have a confession. Until very recently, I had never seen “Trainspotting”. I know- shameful! In my defence, the original movie was released back in 1996 and I was more of a Gina G kind of kid than a fan of Underworld. Never the less, my boyfriend thought this was shocking and twenty years … More T2: “First there was an opportunity…then a betrayal”
Considering this is only his second full-length feature film as director, Barry Jenkins has struck gold with “Moonlight”. Based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a young boy growing up in a disadvantaged neighbourhood of Miami. Living with his abusive drug addict mother and dealing with … More Magical Moonlight
Last night, with marker coin in hand, I attended the multimedia screening of “John Wick: Chapter Two”. Having never seen “Chapter One” and after telling work colleagues I was going to see “Jack Reacher”, I clearly had no exceptions of what was in store for me. Luckily, my close friend gave me a fully dramatised … More Fifty Blades Sharper
At 63 years old, Denzel Washington is not only a three-time Golden Globe, two-time Academy Award, one-time Tony award winning actor; he is now a director and Oscar nominated producer to boot and appears to be enjoying this new stage in what has, so far, been a lengthy and fantastic career. I was fortunate enough to … More Denzel Washington- In Conversation
In honour of his fifth major directorial outing, I have decided to do a Top 5 rundown of my personal favourite Mel Gibson movies. Gibson is a controversial character and it has been a turbulent few years for the Australian actor, however he is back in Hollywood’s good books with “Hacksaw Ridge”, receiving six … More Mel Gibson- Top 5
There have been numerous interpretations about the aftermath of JFK’s assassination. The story of the young president shot dead as he rode in a motorcade through downtown Dallas, whilst the First Lady sat beside him, has been told repeatedly. Jacqueline Kennedy has been portrayed by dozens of actresses in the past, most recently by Katie … More “I never wanted fame. I just married a Kennedy”
I vividly remember getting ‘lost’ as a child (albeit briefly). I was 4 years old at the time and had been put down to sleep in our hotel room alongside my brother after an exhausting long-haul flight. When I woke up, everyone had disappeared. I had been left alone and I felt an awful sense of … More Will “Lion” be king for the Academy?
Creating plenty of awards buzz is the critically acclaimed “Manchester By The Sea”. Starring Casey Affleck, directed by Kenneth Lonergran and produced by John Krasinski and Matt Damon (originally penned to play the lead). This film may not appear to be suitable for those who want an uplifting cinema experience, however, I would strongly suggest giving … More “Manchester By The Sea”- Doesn’t see Affleck out of his depth
In my opinion, yes, this film is absolutely worth the hype and buzz that surrounds it. I mean, it has even inspired me to get up and start writing this blog, hence the domain name!! But if you are still unsure, here are my top 10 reasons why you should go and see “La La … More “La La Land”- Is it worth the hype?