Top Ten Films of 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild Distinctive, original film making at its very best. Five year old Quvenzhane Wallis is not only superbly cute but she is also utterly compelling and carries you along the whole way. This is a small and special film about a community living on the fringes; a Post-Katrina New Orleans, told with magical realism and understated […]

Supersoundtracks

With the up coming vinyl release of the hottest soundtrack of recent years, it’s rather fitting that the new limited edition Drive soundtrack comes in incredibly hot pink. It is a most beautiful thing. It’s quite rare when a soundtrack like Drive comes along – it gets as much hype or even more than the film itself and arguably, […]

Me and My Musicals

The other day I showed my flatmate Bob Fosse’s 1972 film, Cabaret for the first time, exclaiming it was one of my absolute favourite musicals. He really liked it but as soon as it was over he said that it most definitely wasn’t a musical because the songs don’t drive the story at all as they’re all within the context of […]

Oscar Predictions

I’m really struggling to get excited this year. Last year was so much fun, not knowing whether The Social Network would be able to beat The Kings Speech and desperately hoping that maybe, just maybe, Toy Story 3 would bag it. I have seen seven of the nominated nine best films and The Artist is, without question, the best […]

Top Ten Films of 2011

So, I really think it’s been a great year for cinema all in all. Maybe not as consistently exciting as 2010, when Hollywood was on a roll with Toy Story 3, The Social Network and Inception, but when I look back at all sixty-three of the new releases I managed to see, about half of […]